The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Tom 1

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Mitchell, Ames, and White, 1819
 

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Strona 30 - A good man ther was of religioun, That was a poure PERSONE of a toun: But riche he was of holy thought and werk. He was also a lerned man, a clerk, . That Cristes gospel trewely wolde preche. His parishens devoutly wolde he teche.
Strona 121 - Allas! the shorte throte, the tendre mouth, Maketh that est and west and north and south, In erthe, in eir, in water, men to-swinke To gete a glotoun deyntee mete and drinke! Of this matere, O Paul, wel canstow trete: " Mete un-to wombe, and wombe eek un-to mete, Shal God destroyen bothe,
Strona 24 - But al be that he was a philosophre, Yet hadde he but litel gold in cofre...
Strona 16 - In felawshipe, and pilgrims were they alle, That toward Caunterbury wolden ryde; The chambres and the stables weren wyde, And wel we weren esed atte beste.
Strona 18 - Cristofre on his brest of silver shene. An home he bare, the baudrik was of grene. A forster was he sothely as I gesse.
Strona 30 - In sikenesse and in mischief to visite The ferrest in his parish, moche and lite, Upon his fete, and in his hand a staf.
Strona 37 - He had a crois of laton ful of stones, And in a glas he hadde pigges bones. But with these relikes, whanne that he fond A poure persone dwelling up on- lond, Upon a day he gat him more moneie Than that the persone gat in monethes tweie. And thus with fained flattering and japes, He made the persone, and the peple, his apes.
Strona 31 - But in his teching discrete and benigne. To drawen folk to heven, with fairenesse, By good ensample, was his besinesse : But it were any persone obstinat, What so he were of highe, or low estat, Him wolde he snibben sharply for the nones.
Strona 20 - He yave not of the text a pulled hen, That saith, that hunters ben not holy men...
Strona 38 - And of manhod him lakkede right naught. Eek therto he was right a mery man, And after soper pleyen he bigan, And spak of mirthe amonges othere thinges, Whan that we hadde maad our rekeninges; 760 And seyde thus...

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