The History of Reynard the Fox, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Edmund Goldsmid
Priv. print., 1884 - Reynard the Fox. English
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Page 43 - Tybert sayde / wat sholde we ete / yf we abode here / reynart sayde / here is but lytel to ete ye maye wel haue an hony combe good and swete / what saye ye / Tybert wyl ye ony therof. tybert answerd I sette nought therby haue ye nothyng ellis yf ye gaf me a good fatte mows / I shold be better plesyd / A fatte mows said reynard / dere cosyn what saye ye / here by dwelleth a preest and hath a barne by his hows ther in ben...
Page 100 - Ysegrym's frendes al ful of sorowe, and wente al wepyng vnto theyr lord the kynge, and prayde hym that he wold doo sece the batayll, and take it vp in to his handes.
Page 38 - ... and prayd the man that he wolde helpe hym out of the snare. or ellis he muste there dye : The man had pyte of hym and saide / yf thou promyse to me that thou wilt not enuenyme me ne do me none harme ne hurte I shal helpe the out of this peryl / The serpente was redy and swore a grete othe that he now ne neuer sholde doo hym harme ne hurte...
Page 56 - ... ye take it vp and kysse it frendly, in token of mekenes and obedience of your penance that I gaf yow : herwith be ye quyte of alle synnes that ye haue don to this day, for I forgeue it yow al. The foxe was glad. Tho, sayd Grymbert to his eme, Eme, see now forthon that ye doo good werkis, rede your psalmes, goo to chirche, faste and kepe your halydayes, and gyue your...
Page 47 - This is a grete shame and to me a grete hurte / for though he be heled herof yet he is but a loste man to me and also shal neuer conne doo that swete playe and game / The foxe stode wythoute to fore the hole and herde alle thyse wordes / and lawhed so sore that he vnnethe coude stonde / he spack thus al softly / dame lulock be al stylle / and your grete sorowe synke / Al hath the preest loste one of his stones it shal not...
Page 96 - I that wold ffor your saacke bere two. lettres to yow / I saide for to do you playsir and worship / I wold gladly bere to yow vij. tho brought he to me this male where in the lettres be / whiche ben endyted by my connyng and I gaf counseyl of the makyng of them / I trowe ye sawe neuer lettres better ne craftelyer made ne endyted / The kynge commanded anon bokart his secretarye to rede the lettres / ffor he vnderstode al maner langages / tybert the catte and he toke the male of bellyns 'necke / and...
Page 45 - ... the preest alle angry had sette a gryn to fore the hool to auenge hym /for he wold fayn haue take the foxe /this knewe wel the felle theef the foxe And said sir tybert cosyn crepe in to this hool /and ye shal not longe tarye but that ye shal catche myes by grete heepis/ herke how they pype. whan ye be ful / come...
Page 64 - Alle the old good thingis that he dyde, ben forgoten; and thise covetouse and rauenous shrewys ben takin vp and sette on the hye benche, and ben herde and made grete; and the wyse folke ben put a back. By whiche thise lordes ofte lacke, and cause them to be in...
Page 26 - Thynge that thoucheth charge ought to be gyuen in knowleche to frendis. A triew frende is a grete helpe. he fyndeth ofte better counseyl than he that the charge resteth on. ffor who someuer is charged wyth maters is so heuy and acombred with them that ofte he can not begynne to fynde the remedye...
Page 77 - I sholde say thynge that were not trewe The kynge toke vp a straw fro the ground / And pardoned and forgaf the foxe alle the mysdedes and trespaces of his fader and of hym also / yf the foxe was tho mery and glad it was no wonder...

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