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He says, moreover, that those domestic animals deviated from their true nature and took on the barbarousness of wild beasts').
All of the contributors are interested in the fictions of Irish barbarousness that were used to justify the English occupation of Ireland.
Chaucer [lost] the praise of that tyme wherin he wrote beyng then when in dede al good letters were almost aslepe, so farre was the grossnesse and barbarousness of that age from the understandinge of so devyne a wryter.