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Canterbury Tales

By Geoffrey Chauncer QUOTATION: And gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Prologue. Line 310.

QUOTATION: A Clerk ther was of Oxenforde also.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Prologue. Line 287.

QUOTATION: For him was lever han at his beddes hed
A twenty bokes, clothed in black or red,
Of Aristotle, and his philosophie,
Than robes riche, or fidel, or sautrie.
But all be that he was a philosophre,
Yet hadde he but litel gold in cofre.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Prologue. Line 295.

QUOTATION: Nowher so besy a man as he ther n’ as,
And yet he semed besier than he was.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Prologue. Line 323.

QUOTATION: His studie was but litel on the Bible.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Prologue. Line 440.

QUOTATION: For gold in phisike is a cordial;
Therefore he loved gold in special.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Prologue. Line 445.

QUOTATION: Wide was his parish, and houses fer asonder.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Prologue. Line 493.

QUOTATION: This noble ensample to his shepe he yaf,—
That first he wrought, and afterwards he taught.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Prologue. Line 498.

QUOTATION: But Cristes lore, and his apostles twelve,
He taught; but first he folwed it himselve.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Prologue. Line 529.

QUOTATION: And yet he had a thomb of gold parde. 1
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Prologue. Line 565.

QUOTATION: Who so shall telle a tale after a man,
He moste reherse, as neighe as ever he can,
Everich word, if it be in his charge,
All speke he never so rudely and so large;
Or elles he moste tellen his tale untrewe,
Or feinen thinges, or finden wordes newe.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Prologue. Line 733.

QUOTATION: For May wol have no slogardie a-night.
The seson priketh every gentil herte,
And maketh him out of his slepe to sterte.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Knightes Tale. Line 1044.

QUOTATION: That field hath eyen, and the wood hath ears. 1
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Knightes Tale. Line 1524.

QUOTATION: Up rose the sonne, and up rose Emelie.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Knightes Tale. Line 2275.

QUOTATION: Min be the travaille, and thin be the glorie.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Knightes Tale. Line 2408.

QUOTATION: To maken vertue of necessite.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Knightes Tale. Line 3044.

QUOTATION: And brought of mighty ale a large quart.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Milleres Tale. Line 3497.

QUOTATION: Ther n’ is no werkman whatever he be,
That may both werken wel and hastily.
This wol be done at leisure parfitly.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Marchantes Tale. Line 585.

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