The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer, Vol. 2 of 3

The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer, Vol. 2 of 3 : Completed in a Modern Version (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer, Vol. 2 of 3: Completed in a Modern Version Difguis'd in fauce, that none knew what to call, Confounding four and fweet, the devil and all: Of which when hungry pilgrim fares the worfe, He growls, and {ends thee many a holy curfe; Blafphemes thy Rubble goofe, with parfley fior'd, And ev'ry fly that taints thy larder board. But, Hodge of Ware, I call thee by thy name, In ferious take not what is {aid in game. We border near in trade; excufe the jefi: I only mean to roufe you to your befi.' Right, by my faith, quoth Roger, what you fay In play admit what you advance in play. This is the only rule for converfe fit; Yet who lb touchy as a flaihy wit Backward to bear, as forward to provoke Who gives a joke, 'tis true, fhould take a joke. And therefore, Harry Ballie, blithe of heart, I mean to {late accounts before we part: Nor you with choler boil, nor anger bum, If to an inn the fcene of laughter turn There fhould I treat you with a goodly Holt, Put down, in payment due, a Cook to roaft. All fun&ions have their good and bad, believe. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 431g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243172028
  • 9780243172023