The prologue, the Knightes tale, the Nonne prestes tale, from the Canterbury tales

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Clarendon Press, 1886 - 221 Seiten
 

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Seite 21 - Ful prively a finch eek coude he pulle. And if he fond o-wher a good felawe, He wolde techen him to have non awe, In swich cas, of the erchedeknes curs, But-if a mannes soule were in his purs; For in his purs he sholde y-punisshed be. ' Purs is the erchedeknes helle,
Seite 20 - 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 thre, That he had lerned out of som decree; 640 No wonder is, he herde it al the day; And eek ye knowen wel how that a jay Can clepen 'Watte,
Seite 1 - Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote, And bathed every veyne in swich licour Of which vertu engendred is the flour...
Seite 110 - My tale is of a cok, as ye may here, That took his counseil of his wyf, with sorwe, To walken in the yerd upon that morwe That he had met the dreem, that I yow tolde.
Seite 62 - With iren tough ; and, for to make it strong, Every piler, the temple to sustene, Was tonne-greet, of iren bright and shene.
Seite 6 - An out-rydere, that lovede venerye; A manly man, to been an abbot able. Ful many a deyntee...
Seite xviii - And as for me, though than I kon but lyte ', On bokes for to rede I me delyte, And to hem yive I feyth and ful credence, And in myn herte have hem in reverence So hertely...
Seite 6 - 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...
Seite 21 - He was a gentil harlot and a kynde ; A bettre felawe sholde men noght fynde. He wolde suffre for a quart of wyn A good felawe to have his [wikked sin] 650 A twelf-month, and excuse him atte fulle : And prively a finch eek coude he pulle.
Seite 3 - With lokkes crulle, as they were leyd in presse. Of twenty yeer of age he was, I gesse. Of his stature he was of evene lengthe, And wonderly deliver, and greet of strengthe.

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