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

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Clarendon, 1877 - 221 Seiten
 

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Seite 1 - Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote The droghte of Marche hath perced to the roote, And bathed every veyne in swich licour. Of which vertu engendred is the flour...
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.
Seite 19 - Ther nas baillif, ne herde, ne other hyne, That he ne knew his sleighte and his covyne ; They were adrad of him, as of the deeth. His woning was ful fair up-on an heeth, With grene trees shadwed was his place. He coude bettre than his lord purchace.
Seite 8 - 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.
Seite 10 - But al be that he was a philosophre, Yet hadde he but litel gold in cofre...
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 16 - But he ne lafte not for reyne ne thonder, In siknesse nor in meschief to visite The ferreste in his parissche, moche and lite, Upon his feet, and in his hond a staf.
Seite 7 - A fat swan loved he best of any roost. His palfrey was as broun as is a berye. A Frere ther was, a wantown and a merye, A lymytour," a ful solempne " man. In alle the ordres foure " is noon that can" a1o So muchel of daliaunce and fair langage; He hadde maad ful many a mariage Of yonge wommen at his owene cost.
Seite 13 - With us ther was a DOCTOUR OF PHISYK, In al this world ne was ther noon him lyk To speke of phisik and of surgerye; For he was grounded in astronomye.
Seite 14 - And yet he was but esy of dispence; He kepte that he wan in pestilence. For gold in phisik is a cordial, Therfore he lovede gold in special.

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