|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 13401400)|
|QUOTATION:||But all thing which that shineth as the gold|
Ne is no gold, as I have herd it told. 1
|ATTRIBUTION:||Canterbury Tales. The Chanones Yemannes Tale. Line 16430.|
Tyrwhitt says this is taken from the Parabolae of Alanus de Insulis, who died in 1294,Non teneas aurum totum quod splendet ut aurum (Do not hold everything as gold which shines like gold).
All is not golde that outward shewith bright.Lydgate: On the Mutability of Human Affairs.
Gold all is not that doth golden seem.Edmund Spenser: Faerie Queene, book ii. canto viii. st. 14.
All that glisters is not gold.William Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, act ii. sc. 7. Googe: Eglogs, etc., 1563. George Herbert: Jacula Prudentum.
All is not gold that glisteneth.Thomas Middleton: A Fair Quarrel, verse 1.
All, as they say, that glitters is not gold.John Dryden: The Hind and the Panther.
Que tout nest pas or con voit luire (Everything is not gold that one sees shining).Li Diz de freire Denise Cordelier, circa 1300. [back]