Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: The Prologue
Macmillan, 1903 - 120 pages
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CHAUCERS CANTERBURY TALES
Geoffrey D. 1400 Chaucer,Alfred W. (Alfred William) 185 Pollard
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Page lxx - Of smal coral aboute hire arm she bar A peire of bedes, gauded al with grene, And theron heng a brooch of gold ful sheene, On which ther was first write a crowned A, And after Amor vincit omnia.
Page x - 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...
Page lxv - Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages. And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes. To feme halwes. kowthe in sondry londes; And specially from every shires ende Of Engelond to Caunterbury they wende. The hooly blisful martir for to seke. That hem hath holpen whan that they were seeke.
Page 5 - To speke of phisik and of surgerye; For he was grounded in astronomye.
Page lxxi - This is to seyn, a monk out of his cloystre — But thilke text heeld he nat worth an oystre ! And I seyde his opinioun was good...
Page lxxi - The reule of seint Maure or of seint Beneit, By-cause that it was old and som-del streit,— This ilke Monk leet olde thynges pace, And heeld after the newe world the space. He yaf nat of that text a pulled hen That seith that hunters beth nat hooly men...
Page 1 - Ther was also, ful riche of excellence. Discreet he was, and of greet reverence ; He semed swich, his wordes weren so wise.
Page lxx - And to ben holden digne of reverence. But, for to speken of hir conscience, She was so charitable and so pitous, She wolde wepe, if that she sawe a mous Caught in a trappe, if it were deed or bledde. Of smale houndes had she, that she fedde With rosted flesh, or milk and wastel-breed. But sore weep she if oon of hem were deed, Or if men smoot it with a yerde...
Page lx - Aries, the Ram; Taurus, the Bull; Gemini, the Twins; Cancer, the Crab; Leo, the Lion; Virgo, the Virgin; Libra, the Balance; Scorpio, the Scorpion; Sagittarius, the Archer; Capricornus, the Goat; Aquarius, the Water-bearer; and Pisces, the Fishes.