[The following extract by the editors of the Library Edition, appears on IX, 270n1 of The Seven Lamps of Architecture. — George P. Landow].

[The note as printed above is from the 1880 edition. Eds. 1 and 2 read: "Except in Chaucer's noble temple of Mars (quotation as above, though differently spelt: see below). There is, by-the-bye, . . . Chastitee." The following is the quotation from Chaucer as printed in eds. 1 and 2: —

“And dounward from an hill under a bent,
Ther stood the temple of Mars, armipotent,
Wrought all of burned stele, of which th' entree
Was longe, and streite, and gastly for to see.
And thereout came a rage, and swiche a vise
That it made all the gates for to rise.
The northern light in at the dore shone,
For window on the wall ne was ther none,
Thurgh which men mighten any light discerne.
The dore was all of athamant eterne,
Yclenched overthwart and endelong
With yren tough, and for to make it strong,
Every piler, the temple to sustene,
Was toune-gret, of yren bright and shene.”

                                              (The Knightes Tale.)

John Ruskin Last modified 18 July 2010