Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Volume 1

Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...And of Arveragus, the worthy knyght, That bad hire holden al that she had hight, So looth hym was his wyf sholde breke hir trouthe; And in his herte he caughte of this greet routhe, Considerynge the beste on every syde, 1521 That fro his lust yet were hym levere abyde, Than doon so heigh a cherlyssh wrecchednesse Agayns franchise and alle gentillesse, For which in fewe wordes seyde he thus: 1525 "Madame, seyeth to youre lord, Arveragus, That sith I se his grete gentillesse To yow, and eek I se wel youre distresse, That him were levere han shame, --and that were routhe, --Than ye to me sholde breke thus youre trouthe, I have wel levere evere to suffre wo, 1531 Than I departe the love bitwix yow two. I yow relesse, madame, into youre hond, Quyt every surement and every bond That ye han maad to me as heer biforn, 1535 1510. asked, H askith. 1524. and, H and Camb. of. 1530. thus, om. H4. Sith thilke tyme which that ye were born. My trouthe I plighte, I shal yow never repreve Of no biheste, and heere I take my leve, As of the treweste and the beste wyf, That evere yet I knew in al my lyf. 1540 But every wyf be war of hire biheeste; On Dorigene remembreth, atte leeste. Thus kan a squier doon a gentil dede As wel as kan a knyght, withouten drede." She thonketh hym upon hir knees al bare, . 1545 And hoom unto hir housbonde is she fare, And tolde hym al, as ye han herd me sayd; And be ye siker he was so weel apayd V-' That it were inpossible me to wryte. What sholde I lenger of this cas endyte? 1550 Arveragus and Dorigene his wyf In sovereyn blisse leden forth hir lyf; Nevere eft ne was ther angre hem bitwene. He cherisseth hire, as though she were a queene, And she was to hym trewe for everemoore. 1555 Of thise folk ye gete of me namoore....show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236896912
  • 9781236896919