The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer: The Text Collated with the Seven Oldest Mss., and a Life of the Author, Introductory Notices, Grammar, Critical and Explanatory Notes, and Index to Obsolete and Difficult Words
E. Maynard & Company, 1880 - 112 Seiten
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Seite 44 - Somtyme with the lord of Palatye, 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 In al his lyf, un-to no maner wight. He was a verray parfit gentil knight.
Seite 84 - Ther nas no dore that he nolde heve of harre, Or breke it, at a renning, with his heed. His berd as any sowe or fox was reed, And ther-to brood, as though it were a spade. Up-on the cop...
Seite 14 - I feyth and ful credence, And in myn herte have hem in reverence So hertely, that ther is game noon That fro my bokes maketh me to goon...
Seite 43 - Aboven alle naciouns in Pruce. In Lettowe hadde reyced and in Ruce, No Cristen man so ofte of his degre. In Gernade atte siege hadde he be Of Algesir, and riden in Belmarie.
Seite 51 - But sore weep she if oon of hem were deed, Or if men smoot it with a yerde smerte: And al was conscience and tendre herte.
Seite 47 - Syngynge he was, or floytynge, al the day ; He was as fressh as is the monthe of May.
Seite 52 - LET us pray for the whole state of Christ's church militant here on earth...
Seite 77 - Sche passede hem of Ypres and of Gaunt. In al the parisshe wyf ne was ther noon That to the offryng byforn hire schulde goon, And if ther dide certeyn so wroth was sche, That sche was thanne out of alle charite".