The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer

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Macmillan, 1907 - 771 sayfa
 

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Sayfa 1 - WHAN that Aprille with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote. And bathed every veyne in swich licour, Of which vertu engendred is the flour...
Sayfa 1 - But natheles, whyl I have tyme and space, Er that I ferther in this tale pace, Me thinketh it acordaunt to resoun, To telle yow al the condicioun Of ech of hem, so as it semed me, And whiche they weren, and of what degree ; 40 And eek in what array that they were inne : And at a knight than wol I first biginne.
Sayfa 8 - Up-on his feet, and in his hand a staf. This noble ensample to his sheep he yaf, That first he wroghte, and afterward he taughte; Out of the gospel he tho wordes caughte; And this figure he added eek ther-to, That if gold ruste, what shal iren do?
Sayfa 5 - But al be that he was a philosophre, Yet hadde he but litel gold in cofre...
Sayfa 1 - So priketh hem nature in hir corages; Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages, And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes...
Sayfa 2 - With lokkes crulle, as they were leyd in presse. Of twenty yeer of age he was, I gesse. Of his stature he was of evene lengthe, And wonderly deliver, and greet of strengthe.
Sayfa 2 - No Cristen man so ofte of his degree. 55 In Gernade at the seege eek hadde he be Of Algezir, and riden in Belmarye.
Sayfa 8 - Or with a bretherhed to been withholde; But dwelte at hoom, and kepte wel his folde, So that the wolf ne made it nat myscarie; He was a shepherde and noght a mercenarie. And though he hooly were and vertuous, He was to synful men nat despitous, Ne of his speche daungerous ne digne, But in his techyng discreet and benygne.
Sayfa 169 - That highte Dant speken in this sentence. Lo, in swich maner rym is Dantes tale: 'Ful selde up riseth by his branches smale Prowesse of man, for God of his goodnesse Wole that of hym we clayme oure gentillesse.' 1130 For of oure eldres may we no thyng clayme But temporel thyng that man may hurte and mayme.
Sayfa 2 - Somtyme with the lord of Palatye 65 Agayn another hethen in Turkye, And everemoore he hadde a sovereyn prys. And though that he were worthy, he was wys, And of his port as meeke as is a mayde ; He nevere yet no vileynye ne sayde 70 In al his lyf unto no maner wight ; He was a verray parfit gentil knyght.

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