Canterbury Tales Volume 2

Canterbury Tales Volume 2

By (author) 

List price: US$20.96

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...It may be wel paraventure yet to day; Ye shul youre trouthe holden, by my fay 1 For God so wisly have mercy upon me, 1475 I hadde wel levere y-stiked for to be, For verray love which that I to yow have, But if ye sholde youre trouthe kepe and save! Trouthe is the hyeste thyng that man may kepe,"--But with that word he brast anon to wepe, 1480 And seyde, "I yow forbede, up peyne of deeth, That nevere whil thee lasteth lyf ne breeth, 1470. as wys, surely. 1476. y-stiked, stabbed. 1473. paraventure, H per-1480. brast, broke out; H aunter, which gives the giitlpronunciation. 1481. of, om. E. To no wight telle thou of this aventure, - As I may best I wol my wo endure, --Ne make no contenance of hevynesse 1485 That folk of yow may demen harm or gesse." And forth he cleped a squier and a mayde; "Gooth forth, anon, with Dorigen," he sayde, "And bryngeth hire to swich a place, anon." They take hir leve and on hir wey they gon, 1490 But they ne wiste why she thider wente: He nolde no wight tellen his entente. Paraventure an heepe of yow, y-wis, Wol holden hym a lewed man in this, That he wol putte his wyf in jupartie. 1495 Herkneth the tale, er ye upon hire crie; She may have bettre fortune than yow semeth; And, whan that ye han herd the tale, demeth. This squier, which that highte Aurelius, On Dorigen that was so amorus, 1500 Of aventure happed hire to meete Amydde the toun, right in the quykkest strete, As she was bown to goon the wey forth right Toward the gardyn, ther as she had hight; And he was to the gardynward also; 1505 For wel he spyed whan she wolde go Out of hir hous to any maner place; But thus they mette, of aventure or grace, And he saleweth more

Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236551974
  • 9781236551979