Author: Adolphus William Ward


The peculiar conditions of this essay must be left to explain themselves.
It could not have been written at all without the aid of the Publications of the Chaucer Society, and more especially of the labours of the
Society’s Director, Mr. Furnivall. To other recent writers on Chaucer—
including Mr Fleay, from whom I never differ but with hesitation—I have referred, in so far as it was in my power to do so. Perhaps I may take this opportunity of expressing a wish that Pauli’s "History of England," a work beyond the compliment of an acknowledgement, were accessible to every
English reader.



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Chicago: Adolphus William Ward, "Note.," Chaucer, ed. Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902 and trans. Seaton, R. C. in Chaucer (New York: George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892), Original Sources, accessed November 26, 2022,

MLA: Ward, Adolphus William. "Note." Chaucer, edited by Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902, and translated by Seaton, R. C., in Chaucer, New York, George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Original Sources. 26 Nov. 2022.

Harvard: Ward, AW, 'Note.' in Chaucer, ed. and trans. . cited in ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Chaucer, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 26 November 2022, from