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But if the sweetness of the journey and the pleasure of the vehicles should delight usand we were diverted to enjoying these things which we ought to usewe should not wish to complete our journey quickly, and ensnared in perverse pleasure, we should lose our citizenship in the native land, the delight of which would make us blessed; thus in the life of this mortality, being wanderers from the Lord, if we wish to return to our native land, where we may be blessed, we should use this world, we must not enjoy it.
De Lubac, Exégèse Médiévale, Parts I and II (Lyons, 19591961). 6. The thesis here outlined is highly controversial. For support of my assumptions see D. W. Robertson, Jr. and B. F. Huppé, Piers Plowman and Scriptural Tradition (Princeton, 1951); D. W. , Page 11 "The Doctrine of Charity in Medieval Literary Gardens," Speculum, 26 (1951), 2449; B. F. Huppé, Doctrine and Poetry (New York, 1959). For opposing views see R. W. " Modern Philology, 56(1958), 7381; E. Talbot Donaldson, "Patristic Exegesis in the Criticism of Medieval Literature," in Critical Approaches to Medieval Literature, edited by Dorothy Bethurum (New York, 1960), 126.
Appearing only after the present book was completed, D. W. Robertson's Preface to Chaucer (Princeton, 1962) is of major importance, as noted in my Preface, in giving magisterial authority to the summary statement of this introduction, and B. F. Huppé and D. W. , Fruyt and Chaf (Princeton, 1963), Chap. I, provides a brief survey of the Augustinian tradition. Page 12 Chapter 2 The General Prologue A. The Spring Song: Lines 118 Medieval poems have a way of beginning with a statement of theme. The Canterbury Tales does not, at first glance, seem to do so.
A Reading of the Canterbury Tales by Bernard Felix Huppe