The Prologue, the Knightes Tale, the Nonne Prestes Tale from the Canterbury Tales

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Page 114 - Ha, ha, the fox!" and after him they ran, And eek with staves many another man; Ran Colle our dogge, and Talbot, and Gerland, And...
Page 16 - But he ne lafte not for reyne ne thonder, In siknesse nor in meschief to visite The ferreste in his parissche, moche and lite, Upon his feet, and in his hond a staf.
Page 17 - What so he were, of high or lovve estat, Him wolde he snybbe scharply for the nones. A bettre preest, I trowe, ther nowher non is. He waytede after no pompe and reverence, 525 Ne makede him a spiced conscience, But Cristes lore, and his apostles twelve, He taughte, but first he folwede it himselve.
Page 10 - But al be that he was a philosophre, Yet hadde he but litel gold in cofre...
Page 15 - PERSOUN of a toun, But riche he was of holy thought and werk. He was also a lerned man, a clerk, 480 That Cristes gospel trewely wolde preche ; His parishens devoutly wolde he teche.
Page 10 - Of studie took he moost cure and moost heede. Noght o word spak he moore than was neede, And that was seyd in forme and reverence, And short and quyk and ful of hy sentence; Sownynge in moral vertu was his speche, And gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche.
Page 6 - 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 92 - Greet was theffect, and heigh was his entente ; Wei wiste he why, and what ther-of he mente ; For with that faire cheyne of love he bond . The fyr, the eyr, the water, and the lond In certeyn boundes, that they may nat flee ; 2135 That same prince and that moevere...
Page 2 - Wei nyne and twenty in a companye, Of sondry folk, by aventure y-falle In felawshipe, and pilgrims were they alle, That toward Caunterbury wolden ryde; The chambres and the stables weren wyde, And wel we weren esed atte beste.
Page 7 - Of prikyng and of huntyng for the hare Was al his lust, for no cost wolde he spare.

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