The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer: With an Essay Upon His Language and Versification, an Introductory Discourse, Notes, and a Glossary, Volume 2

W. Pickering and R. and S. Prowett, 1822

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Pagina 170 - His felaw had a staf tipped with horn, A pair of tables all of ivory, And a pointel ypolished fetisly, And wrote alway the names, as he stood, Of alle folk that yave hem any good, Askaunce that he wolde for hem preye.
Pagina 334 - My brother shal be warisshed hastily; For I am siker that ther be sciences By whiche men make diverse apparences Swiche as thise subtile tregetoures pleye; For ofte at feestes have I wel herd seye That tregetours withinne an halle large Have maad come in a water and a barge, And in the halle rowen up and doun.
Pagina 137 - Thropes and bernes, shepenes and dairies, This maketh that ther ben no faeries : For ther as wont to walken was as elf, Ther walketh now the limitour himself, In undermeles and in morweninges, And sayth his Matines and his holy thinges, As he goth in his limitatioun. Women may now go safely up and doun, In every bush, and under every tree, Ther is non other incubus but he, And he ne will don hem no dishonour.
Pagina 104 - Eke wel I wot, he sayd, that min husbond Shuld leve fader and moder, and take to me ; But of no noumbre mention made he, Of bigamie or of octogamie ; Why shuld men than speke of it vilanie...
Pagina 202 - Grisilde of this (God wot) ful innocent, That for hire shapen was all this array, To fetchen water at a welle is went, And cometh home as sone as ever she may. For wel she had herd say, that thilke day The markis shulde wedde, and, if she might, She wolde fayn han seen som of that sight.
Pagina 227 - And richely ye clad me of your grace ; To you brought I nought elles, out of drede, But faith, and nakednesse, and maidenhede ; And here agen your clothing I restore, And eke your wedding ring for evermore.
Pagina 295 - Withouten harme, till ye be ther you lest, (Though that ye slepen on his back or rest) And turne again, with writhing of a pin. He that it wrought, he coude many a gin ; He waited many a constellation, Or he had don this operation, And knew ful many a sele and many a bond.
Pagina 231 - Grisilde, (quod he) my will is utterly, This maiden, that shal wedded be to me, Received be to-morwe as really As it possible is in myn hous to be : And eke that every wight in his degree Have his estat in sitting and service, And high plesance, as I can best devise.
Pagina 60 - Which that men clepe the hevene ywriten was With sterres, whan that he his birthe took, That he for love sholde han his deeth, alias...
Pagina 193 - I wil yow telle a tale, which that I Lerned at Padowe of a worthy clerk, As proved by his wordes and his werk.

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