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Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde and John Lydgate’s Troy Book
Heather Blatt

directe To the and to the, philosophical Strode, To vouchen sauf, ther need is, to correcte, Of youre benignites and zeles goode.6 Commonly assessed for what it might indicate about Chaucer’s literary circle, critics most often refer to this passage as a dedication 30 Participatory reading in late-medieval England and commentary on the capabilities of English as a literary language, expressed through the focus on the writer’s incapability, so familiar in humility topoi.7 However, Chaucer moves beyond the expression of authorial humility through his evocation of

in Participatory reading in late-medieval England