He believed that Gower hated him and had put the weight of his power against him, wherever and whenever he could.
"They travaile in every londe," says Gower of them, in his "Confessio Amantis," ed.
He is the exact opposite of Gower, he completes Chaucer himself.
A view of Gower's tomb is in my "Piers Plowman," 1894, p. 46.
Any man, Mrs. Dale, would feel important as your cicerone, and in company with Mrs. Gower.
The poems of Lydgate and Gower were added to those of Chaucer.
No, he rather doubted that Gower was broke, or even in any danger of going broke.
And, as the old couplet tells, they say too that the spirit of Gower's Well is not yet appeased.
He was wise enough to know that was the only way he could hurt a man like Gower.
Pitt and Grenville were well aware of this from Gower's despatches.