The Prologue and the Knight's Tale

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University Press, 1908 - 229 Seiten
 

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Seite 2 - Bifil that in that seson on a day. In Southwerk at the Tabard as I lay Redy to wenden on my pilgrymage To Caunterbury with ful devout corage.
Seite 24 - Why that assembled was this compaignye In Southwerk, at this gentil hostelrye, That highte the Tabard, faste by the Belle.
Seite 166 - For so the whole round earth is every way Bound by gold chains about the feet of God.
Seite 11 - But al be that he was a philosophre, Yet hadde he but litel gold in cofre...
Seite lxvii - Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breeth Inspired hath in every holt and heeth The tendre croppes...
Seite 1 - The tendre croppes. and the yonge sonne Hath in the Ram his halve cours yronne, And smale foweles maken melodye. That slepen al the nyght with open ye (So priketh hem nature in hir corages). — Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages. And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes.
Seite lxxxvii - I have just occasion to complain of them, who because they understand Chaucer, would deprive the greater part of their countrymen of the same advantage, and hoard him up, as misers do their grandam gold, only to look on it themselves, and hinder others from making use of it. In sum, I seriously protest, that no man ever had, or can have, a greater veneration for Chaucer than myself. I have translated some part of his works, only that I might perpetuate his memory, or at least refresh it, amongst...
Seite 16 - In al the parisshe wif ne was ther noon That to the offrynge bifore hire sholde goon; And if ther dide, certeyn so wrooth was she, That she was out of alle charitee. Hir coverchiefs...
Seite 4 - 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...
Seite 2 - Me thynketh it acordaunt to resoun To telle yow al the condicioun Of ech of hem, so as it semed me, And whiche...

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