The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer: Completed in a Modern Version ...

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J. Cooke; and G.G. and J. Robinson, 1795

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Page 115 - ... the village free. There haunts not any incubus but he. The maids and women need no danger fear To walk by night, and sanctity so near : For by some haycock, or some shady thorn, He bids his beads both even song and morn.
Page 119 - And not our husbands' counsels to reveal. But that's a fable; for our sex is frail, Inventing rather than not tell a tale. Like leaky sieves, no secrets we can hold: Witness the famous tale that Ovid told.
Page 133 - Sharpness of wit, and active diligence; Prudence at once, and fortitude, it gives, And, if in patience taken, mends our lives; For...
Page 122 - I guess; and, if I read aright, Those of our sex are bound to serve a knight; Perhaps good counsel may your grief assuage, Then tell your pain; for wisdom is in age.
Page 128 - ... your life, Your loving, lawful, and complying wife : Not thus you swore in your unhappy hour, Nor I for this return employ'd my power.
Page 133 - Want is a bitter and a hateful good, Because its virtues are not understood : Yet many things, impossible to thought, Have been by need to full perfection brought : The daring of the soul proceeds from thence...
Page 135 - The business of my life shall be to please : And for my beauty, that, as time shall try, But draw the curtain first, and cast your eye.
Page 122 - What makes you, sir, so late abroad Without a guide, and this no beaten road? Or want you aught that here you hope to find, Or...
Page 127 - And all day after hid him as an owl, Not able to sustain a sight so foul. Perhaps the reader thinks I do him wrong, To pass the...
Page 115 - The king himself, to nuptial ties a slave, No bad example to his poets gave: And they, not bad, but in a vicious age, Had not, to please the prince, debauch'd the stage.

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