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" For this ye knowen al so wel as I, Whoso shal telle a tale after a man, He moot reherce as ny as evere he kan Everich a word, if it be in his charge, Al speke he never so rudeliche and large, Or ellis he moot telle his tale untrewe, Or feyne thyng, or... "
Early English Poetry, Ballads, and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages ... - Page 33
by Percy Society - 1847
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Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 9

English literature - 1824
...; For this ye knowen all as well as I, Whoso shall tell a Tale after a man He must rehears as nigh as ever he can, Every word if it be in his charge, All speak he never so rudely and so large ; Or else he muste tellen his tale untrue, Or feignen things...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 9

Books - 1824
...; For this ye knowen all as well as I, Whoso shall tell a Tale after a man He must rehears as nigh as ever he can, Every word if it be in his charge, All speak he never so rudely and so large ; Or else he muste tellen his tale untrue, Or feignen things...
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The retrospective review, Volume 9

1824
...properly; For this ye knowen all as well as I, Whoso shall tell a Tale after a man He must rehears as nigh as ever he can, Every word if it be in his charge, All speak he never so rudely and so large ; Or else he muste tellen his tale untrue, Or feignen things...
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Cabinet Pictures of English Life: Chaucer ...

John Saunders - 1845 - 260 pages
...For this ye knowen all so well as I, Who so shall tell a tale after a man, He must rehearse, as nigh as ever he can, Every word, if it be in his charge ; All speak he never so rudely and so large. Or else he muste tellen his tale untrue, Or feignen tiiings,...
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Titan, Volume 23

English literature - 1856
...close of the prologue, Chaucer apologises for his occasional coarseness in the following words:— ' For this ye knowen al so wel as I, Who so schal telle...Al speke he never so rudely ne large; ! Or elles he most telle his tale untrewe, Or feyne thing, or fynde wordes newe.' It may here be said that Chaucer...
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The National Review, Volume 14

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 1862
...justification, excusing himself on principles of art, and the necessity of truly exhibiting character : " Who so schal telle a tale aftur a man, He moste reherce,...charge, Al speke he never so rudely ne large ; Or eiles he moot telle his tale untrewe." (Prologue, 11. 733-737.) But it is not the language of Chaucer...
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Prologue to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales with Explanatory Notes, a Glossary ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1871
...I, 730 Who so schal telle a tale after a man, He moste reherce, as neigh as ever he can, Everych a word, if it be in his charge, Al speke he never so...ne large ; Or elles he moot telle his tale untrewe, 735 article is often thus incorporated with words beginning with a vowel ; as, thce/le, for the eagle...
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Der Prolog zu den Canterbury Tales versuch einer kritischen Ausgabe

Bernhard ten Brink - 1871 - 32 pages
...wel as I, 780 Who so shal telle a tale after a man, He moot reherce, as ny as ever he kan, Everich a word, if it be in his charge, Al speke he never so rudly ne large; Or ellis he moot telle his tale untrewe, 735 Or feyne thyng, or fynde wordes newe....
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The prologue to Chaucer's Canterbury tales, ed. by W. McLeod

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1871
...I, 730 Who so schal telle a tale after a man, He moste reherce, as neigh as ever he can, Everych a word, if it be in his charge, Al speke he never so rud^ly ne large; Or elles he moot telle his tale untrewe, 735 article is often thus incorporated with...
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The poetical works of Geoffrey Chaucer. To which are appended ..., Volume 1

Geoffrey Chaucer - 1880
...wel as I, 730 Who so shal telle a tale after a man, He moote reherce as ny as evere he kan Everich a word, if it be in his charge, Al speke he never so rudeliche or large,6 Or ellis he moot telle his tale untrewe, Or feyne thyng, or fynde wordes newe....
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