English of the XIVth Century

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Page 109 - ... the merchandise of gold and silver, and precious stones and of pearls, and fine linen and purple, and silk and scarlet, and all thyine wood and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble...
Page 156 - But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
Page 13 - With us ther was a DOCTOUR OF PHISYK, In al this world ne was ther noon him lyk To speke of phisik and of surgerye; For he was grounded in astronomye.
Page 229 - What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
Page 212 - Dixerat. ille patris magni parere parabat imperio: et primum pedibus talaria nectit aurea, quae sublimem alis sive aequora supra 240 seu terram rapido pariter cum flamine portant.
Page 99 - His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it : and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
Page 7 - For if he yaf, he dorste make avaunt, He wiste that a man was repentaunt. For many a man so hard is of his herte, He may nat wepe al-thogh him sore smerte. 230 Therfore, in stede of weping and preyeres, Men moot yeve silver to the povre freres.
Page 104 - Shepherd, I take thy word, And trust thy honest-offered courtesy, Which oft is sooner found in lowly sheds, With smoky rafters, than in tapestry halls And courts of princes, where it first was named, And yet is most pretended.
Page 18 - Ther nas baillif, ne herde, ne other hyne, That he ne knew his sleighte and his covyne ; They were adrad of him, as of the deeth. His woning was ful fair up-on an heeth, With grene trees shadwed was his place. He coude bettre than his lord purchace.
Page 89 - The firste moevere of the cause above, Whan he first made the faire cheyne of love, 2130 Greet was theffect, and heigh was his entente ; Wel 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 ; That same prince and that moevere...

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