The prioresses tale, Sire Thopas, The monkes tale, The clerkes tale, The squieres tale, ed. by W.W. Skeat


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Pàgina 194 - A jest's prosperity lies in the ear • Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it : then, if sickly ears, Deaf 'd with the clamours of their own dear groans.
Pàgina 146 - Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Benedicta tu in mulieribus et benedictus fructus ventris tui Jesus. Sancta Maria, mater Dei, ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.
Pàgina 145 - La tua benignità non pur soccorre • A chi dimanda, ma molte fiate Liberamente al dimandar precorre. In te misericordia, in te pietate In te magnificenza, in te s'aduna Quantunque in creatura è di bontate.
Pàgina 9 - Parfourned is by men of dignitee, But by the mouth of children thy bountee Parfourned is, for on the brest soukynge Somtyme shewen they thyn heriynge.
Pàgina 190 - Yet he did cast down their frontiers, and cut down their groves: for he had decreed to destroy all the gods of the land, that all nations should worship Nabuchodonosor only, and that all tongues and tribes should call upon him as god.
Pàgina 60 - I wol yow telle a tale which that I Lerned at Padowe of a worthy clerk, As preved by his wordes and his werk. He is now deed and nayled in his cheste, I prey to god so yeve his soule reste.
Pàgina xlvii - And Solomon was David's heir; and he said, O men, we have been taught the speech of birds, and have had all things bestowed on us ; this is manifest excellence.
Pàgina 31 - Tragedie is to seyn a certeyn storie, As olde bokes maken us memorie, Of him that stood in greet prosperitee 3165 And is y-fallen out of heigh degree Into miserie, and endeth wrecchedly.
Pàgina xxxiii - Tale. The imagination of this story consists in Arabian fiction engrafted on Gothic chivalry. Nor is this Arabian fiction purely the sport of arbitrary fancy : it is in great measure founded on Arabian learning. Cambuscan, a King of Tartary, celebrates his birthday festival in the hall of his palace at Sana with the most royal magnificence.

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