All attempts to modernise Chaucerian verse inevitably result in destroying something of the charm and melody of the original.
Hence his attempt to modernise Chaucer and improve on Shakespeare.
We modernise the somewhat difficult spelling, but retain the quaint language of the original.
No attempt has been made to alter spellings, or to modernise punctuation or grammar.
Again, the later remanieurs of the earliest Chansons de Geste modernise the details of these poems.
We have no right to condemn beforehand an attempt to modernise the Arthurian legends.
We might modernise a little, so as to show the real sense, by saying 'Glevum city and Corinium city and Bath city.'
Sultan Feysul had done much in the last few years, since our first visit, to modernise his palace.
I still say so; and he who attempts to mend it, or modernise the form, says so too.
Despite all that has been done to modernise education, its spirit still remains essentially archaic.