The Prologue, the Knightes Tale, the Nonne Preestes Tale: From the Canterbury Tales

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Page 6 - For if he yaf, he dorste make avaunt, He wiste that a man was repentaunt. For many a man so hard is of his herte, He may nat wepe al-thogh him sore smerte. 230 Therfore, in stede of weping and preyeres, Men moot yeve silver to the povre freres.
Page 4 - The reule of seint Maure or of seint Beneit, By-cause that it was old and som-del streit, This ilke monk leet olde thinges pace, And held after the newe world the space. He yaf nat of that text a pulled hen, That seith, that hunters been nat holy men...
Page 6 - And everich hostiler and tappestere Bet than a lazar or a beggestere; For un-to swich a worthy man as he Acorded nat, as by his facultee, To have with seke lazars aqueyntaunce.
Page 25 - And telle he moste his tale as was resoun, By forward and by co'mposicioun, As ye han herd ; what...
Page 156 - The man indeed ought not to cover his head, because he is the image and glory of God ; but the woman is the glory of the man.
Page 2 - An horn he bar, the bawdrik" was of grene; A forster was he, soothly, as I gesse.
Page xliv - But natheles, whyl I have tyme and space, Er that I ferther in this tale pace, Me thinketh it acordaunt to resoun, To telle yow al the condicioun Of ech of hem, so as it semed...
Page 21 - For this ye knowen al so wel as I, Whoso shal telle a tale after a man, He moot reherce as ny as evere he kan Everich a word, if it be in his charge, Al speke he never so rudeliche and large, Or ellis he moot telle his tale untrewe, Or feyne thyng, or fynde wordes newe.
Page 24 - And shortly for to tellen, as it was, Were it by aventure, or sort,*
Page 11 - ... me, That on his shyne a mormal hadde he! For blankmanger, that made he with the beste. A Shipman was ther, wonynge fer by weste; For aught I woot, he was of Dertemouthe.

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