Brotel

Brot´el


a.1.Brittle.
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Nice discriminations also occur in 'Sources', where a full inventory and description of sources (complete with some handy reference tables) is accompanied by timely reminders of large differences in function and focus of the imported material, especially with respect to Boethius (as, for instance, in Criseyde's exclamation - made in misunderstanding of the true facts - against brotel wele, where 'the spare problematics of the Boethian prose have been quickened into the felt ironies of an almost desperate outburst'); and by distinctions between sources proper and less tabulatable influences, such as what is well termed the 'congruence' between Chaucer's poem and the Dits of Machaut.
as of men, loke y which tirannye They doon alday; assay hem whoso lyste, The trewest ys ful brotel for to triste.