The Canterbury Tales of Geoffrey Chaucer: A New Text with Illustrative Notes, Volume 1

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Page 38 - WHILOM, as olde stories tellen us, Ther was a duk that highte Theseus; Of Athenes he was lord and governour, And in his tyme swich a conquerour, That gretter was ther non under the sonne. Ful many a riche contre...
Page 4 - Somtyme with the lord of Palatye, Ageyn another hethen in Turkye : And evermore he hadde a sovereyn prys. And though that he were worthy, he was wys, And of his port as meke as is a mayde. He never yet no vileinye ne sayde 70 In al his lyf, un-to no maner wight. He was a verray parfit gentil knight.
Page 23 - PERSOUN of a toun ; But riche he was of holy thought and werk. He was also a lerned man, a clerk, That Cristes gospel trewely wolde preche ; His parisshens devoutly wolde he teche.
Page 11 - Ful swetely herde he confessioun, And plesaunt was his absolucioun; He was an esy man to yeve penaunce Ther as he wiste...
Page 32 - He seyde, he hadde a gobet of the seyl That se'ynt Peter hadde, whan that he wente Up-on the see, til Jesu Crist him hente. He hadde a croys of latoun, ful of stones, And in a glas he hadde pigges bones.
Page 3 - But natheles, whyl I have tyme and space, Er that I ferther in this tale pace, Me thinketh it acordaunt to resoun, To telle yow al the condicioun Of ech of hem, so as it semed...
Page 10 - And held after the newe world the space. He yaf nat of that text a pulled hen, That seith, that hunters been nat holy men...
Page 32 - Than that the persoun gat in monthes tweye. And thus with feyned flaterie and japes, He made the persoun, and the poeple, his apes. But trewely to tellen atte laste, He was in churche a noble ecclesiaste.
Page 86 - Ligurge him-self, the grete king of Trace; Blak was his berd, and manly was his face. The cercles of his eyen in his heed, They gloweden...
Page 27 - That were of lawe expert and curious; Of which ther were a doseyn in that hous Worthy to been stiwardes of rente and lond Of any lord that is in Engelond, To make him live by his propre good...

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