Canterbury Tales, Volume 1

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I am learning about canterbury tales @ schl so i just wanted 2 know about them and my teacher says they are really interesting. but they actually to me sound like a lot of mumbo jumbo!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Page xxv - Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote The droghte of Marche hath perced to the roote, And bathed every veyne in swich licour. Of which vertu engendred is the flour; Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth Inspired hath in every holt and heeth The tendre croppes...
Page 33 - And which of yow that bereth hym best of alle — That is to seyn, that telleth in this caas Tales of best sentence and moost solaas — Shal...
Page xxxii - Hir nose tretys, hir eyen greye as glas, Hir mouth ful smal, and therto softe and reed; But sikerly she hadde a fair forheed; It was almoost a spanne brood, I trowe; For, hardily, she was nat undergrowe. Ful fetys was hir cloke, as I was war.
Page 6 - His resons he spak ful solempnely, Souninge alway th'encrees of his winning. He wolde the see were kept for any thing Bitwixe Middelburgh and Orewelle. Wel coude he in eschaunge sheeldes selle. This worthy man ful wel his wit bisette; Ther wiste...
Page 111 - My cours, that hath so wyde for to turne, Hath moore power than woot any man. Myn is the drenchyng in the see so wan, Myn is the prison in the derke cote, Myn is the stranglyng and hangyng by the throte, The murmure, and the cherles rebellyng, The groynynge, and the pryvee empoysonyng.
Page 437 - For Seint Paul seith that al that writen is, To oure doctrine it is y-write y-wis ; Taketh the fruyt and lat the chaf be stille.
Page 43 - Than is the lylie upon his stalke grene, And fressher than the May with floures newe — For with the rose colour stroof...
Page 16 - Of clooth-makyng she hadde swich an haunt She passed hem of Ypres and of Gaunt. In al the parisshe wif ne was ther noon That to the offrynge bifore hire sholde goon; And if ther dide, certeyn so wrooth was she, That she was out of alle charitee. Hir coverchiefs...
Page 410 - graunt mercy of youre loore, But nathelees, as touchyng Daun Catoun, That hath of wysdom swich a greet renoun, Though that he bad no dremes for to drede, By God, men may in olde bookes rede Of many a man moore of...
Page xxxii - Or if men smoot it with a yerde smerte; And al was conscience and tendre herte.

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