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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 1 - Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth Inspired hath in every holt and heeth The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne Hath in the Ram his halfe cours y-ronne, And smale fowles maken melodye, That slepen al the night with open ye, (So priketh hem nature in hir corages) : Than longen folk to goon on pilgrimages...
Seite 7 - Ther nas no man nowher so vertuous. He was the beste beggere in his hous ; For thogh a wydwe hadde noght a sho, So plesaunt was his In principio, Yet wolde he have a ferthyng er he wente : ^55 His purchas was wel bettre than his rente.
Seite 14 - Or with a bretherhed to been withholde; But dwelte at hoom, and kepte wel his folde, So that the wolf ne made it nat miscarie; He was a shepherde and no mercenarie. And though he holy were, and vertuous, He was to sinful man nat despitous,™* Ne of his speche daungerous** ne digne,*" But in his teching discreet and benigne.
Seite 13 - This noble ensample to his sheep he yaf, That first he wroghte, and afterward he taughte; Out of the gospel he tho wordes caughte; And this figure he added eek ther-to, That if gold ruste, what shal iren do?
Seite 13 - A good man was ther of religioun, And was a POURE PERSOUN OF A TOUN ; But riche he was of hooly thoght and werk ; He was also a lerned man, a clerk, 480 That Cristes Gospel trewely wolde preche : His parisshens devoutly wolde he teche.
Seite 14 - But it were any persone obstinat, What so he were, of heigh or lough estat, Hym wolde he snybben sharply for the nonys.
Seite 10 - His table dormant in his halle alway, Stood redy covered al the longe day. At sessiouns ther was he lord and sire; Ful ofte tyme he was knyght of the shire. An anlaas, and a gipser al of silk, Heeng at his girdel, whit as morne milk; A shirreve hadde he been, and a countour. Was nowher such a worthy vavasour. An HABERDASSHERE, and a CARPENTER, A WEBBE, a DYERE, and a TAPYCER...
Seite 9 - For his science and for his heigh renoun, Of fees and robes hadde he many oon.