The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer Volume 13
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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...Where thou shulde be' straunge of chere, Stoute of thi porte, redy to greve. Thou doist gret folye for to leve Bialacoil here-inne to calle DAUNGER WAKED UP. 34? The yonder man to shenden 1 us alle. Though that thou slepe, we may here Of Jelousie grete noyse heere. 4020 Art thou now late? rise up an high,2 And stoppe sone and delyverly Alle the gappis of the hay; 8 Do no favour I thee pray. It fallith no thyng to thy name, To make faire semblaunt, where thou maist blame. "Yf Bialacoil be sweete and free, Dogged and felle'4 thou shuldist be; Froward and outerageous, ywis! A cherl chaungeth that curteis is. 4030 This have I herd ofte in seiyng, That; ' man ne may for no dauntyng Make a sperhauke of a bosarde.' Alle men wole holde thee for musarde,6 That debonair have founden thee, It sittith thee nought curteis to be; To do men plesaunce or servise, In thee it is recreaundise. Lete thi werkis fer and nere Be like thi name, which is Daungere." 4040 Thanne alle abawid in shewing, Anoon spake Drede, right thus seiyng, And seide, "Daunger, I drede me, That thou ne wolt bisy be To kepe that thou hast to kepe; 1 Ruin. 2 Quickly. 3 Hedge. Fierce. Muser. Whanne thou shuldist wake, thou art a-slepe. Thou shalt be greved certeynly, If the aspie Jelousie, Or if he fynde thee in blame. He hath to day assailed Shame, 4050 And chased a-wey, with gret manace, Bialacoil oute of this place, And swereth shortly that he shalle Enclose hym in a sturdy walle; And alle is for thi wikkednesse, For that thee faileth straungenesse. Thyne herte I trowe be failed alle; Thou shalt repente in specialle, If Jelousie the soothe knewe; Thou shalt forthenke, and sore rewe." 4060 With that the cherl his clubbe gan shake, Frounyng his eyen gan to make, And hidous...
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