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The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, with Notes by E.F. Willoughby
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Page 52 - Of prikyng and of huntyng for the hare Was al his lust, for no cost wolde he spare.
Page 40 - Somtyme with the lord of Palatye, 65 Ageyn another hethen in Turkye : And evermore he hadde a sovereyn prys. And though that he were worthy, he was wys, And of his port as meke as is a mayde. He never yet no vileinye ne sayde 70 In al his lyf, un-to no maner wight. He was a verray parfit gentil knight.
Page 45 - An horn he bar, the bawdrik" was of grene; A forster was he, soothly, as I gesse.
Page 62 - MY HEART is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
Page 21 - Al were they soore yhurt, and namely oon, That with a spere was thirled his brest boon.
Page 82 - Thanne wolde he speke, and crye as he were wood. And whan that he wel dronken hadde the wyn, Than wolde he speke no word but Latyn. A fewe termes hadde he, two or...
Page 59 - As lene was his hors as is a rake, And he was not right fat, I undertake ; But lokede holwe, and therto soberly.
Page 43 - Syngynge he was, or floytynge, al the day ; He was as fressh as is the monthe of May.
Page 48 - LET us pray for the whole state of Christ's church militant here on earth...