Prologue, the Knightes Tale, the Nonne Preestes Tale from the Canterbury Tales

Prologue, the Knightes Tale, the Nonne Preestes Tale from the Canterbury Tales

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... al the strete i-wrye. Upon the right hond wente old Egeus, And on that other syde duk Theseus, With vessels in here hand of gold wel fyn, Al ful of hony, mylk, and blood, and wyn; 2050 Eek Palamon, with ful gret compainye; And after that com woful Emelye, With fyr in hond, as was that time the gyse, To do thoffice of funeral servise. Jieygh labour, and ful gret apparaillynge 2055 Was at the service and the fyr makynge, That with his grene top the hevene raughte, And twenty fadme of brede tharmes straughte; This is to seyn, the boowes were so brode. Of stree first ther was leyd ful many a loode. 2060 But how the fyr was maked up on highte, And eek the names how the trees highte, As 00k, fyrre, birch, asp, alder, holm, popler, Wilwe, elm, plane, assch, box, chesteyn, lynde, laurer, Maple, thorn, beech, hasel, ew, whyppyltre, 2065 How they weren feld, schal nout be told for me; Ne how the goddes ronnen up and doun, Disheryt of here habitacioun, In which they woneden in reste and pees, Nymphes, Faunes, and Amadrydes; 2070 Ne how the beestes and the briddes alle Fledden for feere, whan the woode was falle; Ne how the ground agast was of the lighte, That was nought wont to seen the sonne brighte; Ne how the fyr was couched first with stree, 2075 And thanne with drye stykkes cloven a three, And thanne with grene woode and spicerie, And thanne with cloth of gold and with perrye, And gerlandes hangyng with ful many a flour, The myrre, thencens with al so greet odour; 2080 Ne how Arcyte lay among al this, Ne what richesse aboute his body is; Ne how that Emelye, as was the gyse, Putte in the fyr of funeral servise; Ne how she swownede when men made the fyr, 2085 Ne what sehe spak, ne what was hire desir; Ne what jewels men in the fyr tho caste, Whan more

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