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GP 19 Bifil that in that seson on a day, | 18 |

GP 24 Wel nyne and twenty in a compaignye | 24 |

GP 42 And at a knyght than wol I first bigynne. | 42 |

GP 43 A KNYGHT ther was, and that a worthy man, | 42 |

GP 43 A KNYGHT ther was, and that a worthy man, | 42 |

GP 60 At many a noble armee hadde he be. | 60 |

GP 67 And everemoore he hadde a sovereyn prys. | 66 |

GP 69 And of his port as meeke as is a mayde. | 68 |

GP 72 He was a verray, parfit gentil knyght. | 72 |

GP 75 Of fustian he wered a gypon | 74 |

GP 79 With hym ther was his sone, a yong SQUIER, | 78 |

GP 80 A lovyere and a lusty bacheler, | 80 |

GP 80 A lovyere and a lusty bacheler, | 80 |

GP 89 Embrouded was he, as it were a meede | 88 |

GP 98 He sleep namoore than dooth a nyghtyngale. | 98 |

GP 101 A YEMAN hadde he and servantz namo | 100 |

GP 104 A sheef of pecok arwes, bright and kene, | 104 |

GP 108 And in his hand he baar a myghty bowe. | 108 |

GP 109 A not heed hadde he, with a broun visage. | 108 |

GP 109 A not heed hadde he, with a broun visage. | 108 |

GP 111 Upon his arm he baar a gay bracer, | 110 |

GP 112 And by his syde a swerd and a bokeler, | 112 |

GP 112 And by his syde a swerd and a bokeler, | 112 |

GP 113 And on that oother syde a gay daggere | 112 |

GP 115 A Cristopher on his brest of silver sheene. | 114 |

GP 117 A forster was he, soothly, as I gesse. | 116 |

GP 118 Ther was also a Nonne, a PRIORESSE, | 118 |

GP 118 Ther was also a Nonne, a PRIORESSE, | 118 |

GP 130 Wel koude she carie a morsel and wel kepe | 130 |

GP 144 She wolde wepe, if that she saugh a mous | 144 |

GP 145 Kaught in a trappe, if it were deed or bledde. | 144 |

GP 149 Or if men smoot it with a yerde smerte; | 148 |

GP 154 But sikerly she hadde a fair forheed; | 154 |

GP 155 It was almoost a spanne brood, I trowe; | 154 |

GP 159 A peire of bedes, gauded al with grene, | 158 |

GP 160 And theron heng a brooch of gold ful sheene, | 160 |

GP 161 On which ther was first write a crowned A, | 160 |

GP 161 On which ther was first write a crowned A, | 160 |

GP 165 A MONK ther was, a fair for the maistrie, | 164 |

GP 165 A MONK ther was, a fair for the maistrie, | 164 |

GP 167 A manly man, to been an abbot able. | 166 |

GP 168 Ful many a deyntee hors hadde he in stable, | 168 |

GP 170 Gynglen in a whistlynge wynd als cleere | 170 |

GP 177 He yaf nat of that text a pulled hen, | 176 |

GP 179 Ne that a monk, whan he is recchelees, | 178 |

GP 180 Is likned til a fissh that is waterlees -- | 180 |

GP 181 This is to seyn, a monk out of his cloystre. | 180 |

GP 185 Upon a book in cloystre alwey to poure, | 184 |

GP 189 Therfore he was a prikasour aright: | 188 |

GP 194 With grys, and that the fyneste of a lond; | 194 |

GP 196 He hadde of gold ywroght a ful curious pyn; | 196 |

GP 197 A love-knotte in the gretter ende ther was. | 196 |

GP 200 He was a lord ful fat and in good poynt; | 200 |

GP 202 That stemed as a forneys of a leed; | 202 |

GP 202 That stemed as a forneys of a leed; | 202 |

GP 204 Now certeinly he was a fair prelaat; | 204 |

GP 205 He was nat pale as a forpyned goost. | 204 |

GP 206 A fat swan loved he best of any roost. | 206 |

GP 207 His palfrey was as broun as is a berye. | 206 |

GP 208 A FRERE ther was, a wantowne and a merye, | 208 |

GP 208 A FRERE ther was, a wantowne and a merye, | 208 |

GP 208 A FRERE ther was, a wantowne and a merye, | 208 |

GP 209 A lymytour, a ful solempne man. | 208 |

GP 209 A lymytour, a ful solempne man. | 208 |

GP 212 He hadde maad ful many a mariage | 212 |

GP 214 Unto his ordre he was a noble post. | 214 |

GP 219 As seyde hymself, moore than a curat, | 218 |

GP 224 Ther as he wiste to have a good pitaunce. | 224 |

GP 225 For unto a povre ordre for to yive | 224 |

GP 226 Is signe that a man is wel yshryve; | 226 |

GP 228 He wiste that a man was repentaunt; | 228 |

GP 229 For many a man so hard is of his herte, | 228 |

GP 235 And certeinly he hadde a murye note: | 234 |

GP 236 Wel koude he synge and pleyen on a rote; | 236 |

GP 239 Therto he strong was as a champioun. | 238 |

GP 242 Bet than a lazar or a beggestere, | 242 |

GP 242 Bet than a lazar or a beggestere, | 242 |

GP 243 For unto swich a worthy man as he | 242 |

GP 252a [And yaf a certeyn ferme for the graunt; | 252 |

GP 253 For thogh a wydwe hadde noght a sho, | 254 |

GP 253 For thogh a wydwe hadde noght a sho, | 254 |

GP 255 Yet wolde he have a ferthyng, er he wente. | 256 |

GP 257 And rage he koude, as it were right a whelp. | 258 |

GP 259 For ther he was nat lyk a cloysterer | 260 |

GP 260 With a thredbare cope, as is a povre scoler, | 262 |

GP 260 With a thredbare cope, as is a povre scoler, | 262 |

GP 261 But he was lyk a maister or a pope. | 262 |

GP 261 But he was lyk a maister or a pope. | 262 |

GP 263 That rounded as a belle out of the presse. | 264 |

GP 270 A MARCHANT was ther with a forked berd, | 272 |

GP 270 A MARCHANT was ther with a forked berd, | 272 |

GP 272 Upon his heed a Flaundryssh bever hat, | 274 |

GP 283 For sothe he was a worthy man with alle, | 284 |

GP 285 A CLERK ther was of Oxenford also, | 286 |

GP 287 As leene was his hors as is a rake, | 288 |

GP 297 But al be that he was a philosophre, | 298 |

GP 309 A SERGEANT OF THE LAWE, war and wys, | 310 |

GP 318 So greet a purchasour was nowher noon: | 320 |

GP 321 Nowher so bisy a man as he ther nas, | 322 |

GP 325 Therto he koude endite and make a thyng, | 326 |

GP 328 He rood but hoomly in a medlee cote, | 330 |

GP 329 Girt with a ceint of silk, with barres smale; | 330 |

GP 331 A FRANKELEYN was in his compaignye. | 332 |

GP 334 Wel loved he by the morwe a sop in wyn; | 336 |

GP 339 An housholdere, and that a greet, was he; | 340 |

GP 342 A bettre envyned man was nowher noon. | 344 |

GP 349 Ful many a fat partrich hadde he in muwe, | 350 |

GP 350 And many a breem and many a luce in stuwe. | 352 |

GP 350 And many a breem and many a luce in stuwe. | 352 |

GP 357 An anlaas and a gipser al of silk | 358 |

GP 359 A shirreve hadde he been, and a contour. | 360 |

GP 359 A shirreve hadde he been, and a contour. | 360 |

GP 360 Was nowher swich a worthy vavasour. | 362 |

GP 361 AN HABERDASSHERE and a CARPENTER, | 362 |

GP 362 A WEBBE, a DYERE, and a TAPYCER -- | 364 |

GP 362 A WEBBE, a DYERE, and a TAPYCER -- | 364 |

GP 362 A WEBBE, a DYERE, and a TAPYCER -- | 364 |

GP 364 Of a solempne and a greet fraternitee. | 366 |

GP 364 Of a solempne and a greet fraternitee. | 366 |

GP 369 Wel semed ech of hem a fair burgeys | 370 |

GP 370 To sitten in a yeldehalle on a deys. | 372 |

GP 370 To sitten in a yeldehalle on a deys. | 372 |

GP 378 And have a mantel roialliche ybore. | 380 |

GP 379 A COOK they hadde with hem for the nones | 380 |

GP 382 Wel koude he knowe a draughte of Londoun ale. | 384 |

GP 384 Maken mortreux, and wel bake a pye. | 386 |

GP 386 That on his shyne a mormal hadde he. | 388 |

GP 388 A SHIPMAN was ther, wonynge fer by weste; | 390 |

GP 390 He rood upon a rouncy, as he kouthe, | 392 |

GP 391 In a gowne of faldyng to the knee. | 392 |

GP 392 A daggere hangynge on a laas hadde he | 394 |

GP 392 A daggere hangynge on a laas hadde he | 394 |

GP 395 And certeinly he was a good felawe. | 396 |

GP 396 Ful many a draughte of wyn had he ydrawe | 398 |

GP 406 With many a tempest hadde his berd been shake. | 408 |

GP 411 With us ther was a DOCTOUR OF PHISIK; | 412 |

GP 415 He kepte his pacient a ful greet deel | 416 |

GP 422 He was a verray, parfit praktisour: | 424 |

GP 443 For gold in phisik is a cordial, | 444 |

GP 445 A good WIF was ther OF biside BATHE, | 446 |

GP 455 That on a Sonday weren upon hir heed. | 456 |

GP 459 She was a worthy womman al hir lyve: | 460 |

GP 464 She hadde passed many a straunge strem; | 466 |

GP 471 As brood as is a bokeler or a targe; | 472 |

GP 471 As brood as is a bokeler or a targe; | 472 |

GP 472 A foot-mantel aboute hir hipes large, | 474 |

GP 473 And on hir feet a paire of spores sharpe. | 474 |

GP 477 A good man was ther of religioun, | 478 |

GP 478 And was a povre PERSOUN OF A TOUN, | 480 |

GP 478 And was a povre PERSOUN OF A TOUN, | 480 |

GP 480 He was also a lerned man, a clerk, | 482 |

GP 480 He was also a lerned man, a clerk, | 482 |

GP 495 Upon his feet, and in his hand a staf. | 496 |

GP 501 For if a preest be foul, on whom we truste, | 502 |

GP 502 No wonder is a lewed man to ruste; | 504 |

GP 503 And shame it is, if a prest take keep, | 504 |

GP 504 A shiten shepherde and a clene sheep. | 506 |

GP 504 A shiten shepherde and a clene sheep. | 506 |

GP 505 Wel oghte a preest ensample for to yive, | 506 |

GP 510 To seken hym a chaunterie for soules, | 512 |

GP 511 Or with a bretherhed to been withholde; | 512 |

GP 514 He was a shepherde and noght a mercenarie. | 516 |

GP 514 He was a shepherde and noght a mercenarie. | 516 |

GP 524 A bettre preest I trowe that nowher noon ys. | 526 |

GP 526 Ne maked him a spiced conscience, | 528 |

GP 529 With hym ther was a PLOWMAN, was his brother, | 530 |

GP 530 That hadde ylad of dong ful many a fother; | 532 |

GP 531 A trewe swynkere and a good was he, | 532 |

GP 531 A trewe swynkere and a good was he, | 532 |

GP 541 In a tabard he rood upon a mere. | 542 |

GP 541 In a tabard he rood upon a mere. | 542 |

GP 542 Ther was also a REVE, and a MILLERE, | 544 |

GP 542 Ther was also a REVE, and a MILLERE, | 544 |

GP 543 A SOMNOUR, and a PARDONER also, | 544 |

GP 543 A SOMNOUR, and a PARDONER also, | 544 |

GP 544 A MAUNCIPLE, and myself -- ther were namo. | 546 |

GP 545 The MILLERE was a stout carl for the nones; | 546 |

GP 549 He was short-sholdred, brood, a thikke knarre; | 550 |

GP 551 Or breke it at a rennyng with his heed. | 552 |

GP 553 And therto brood, as though it were a spade. | 554 |

GP 555 A werte, and theron stood a toft of herys, | 556 |

GP 555 A werte, and theron stood a toft of herys, | 556 |

GP 556 Reed as the brustles of a sowes erys; | 558 |

GP 558 A swerd and a bokeler bar he by his syde. | 560 |

GP 558 A swerd and a bokeler bar he by his syde. | 560 |

GP 559 His mouth as greet was as a greet forneys. | 560 |

GP 560 He was a janglere and a goliardeys, | 562 |

GP 560 He was a janglere and a goliardeys, | 562 |

GP 563 And yet he hadde a thombe of gold, pardee. | 564 |

GP 564 A whit cote and a blew hood wered he. | 566 |

GP 564 A whit cote and a blew hood wered he. | 566 |

GP 565 A baggepipe wel koude he blowe and sowne, | 566 |

GP 567 A gentil MAUNCIPLE was ther of a temple, | 568 |

GP 567 A gentil MAUNCIPLE was ther of a temple, | 568 |

GP 573 Now is nat that of God a ful fair grace | 574 |

GP 574 That swich a lewed mannes wit shal pace | 576 |

GP 578 Of which ther were a duszeyne in that hous | 580 |

GP 584 And able for to helpen al a shire | 586 |

GP 587 The REVE was a sclendre colerik man. | 588 |

GP 590 His top was dokked lyk a preest biforn. | 592 |

GP 592 Ylyk a staf; ther was no calf ysene. | 594 |

GP 593 Wel koude he kepe a gerner and a bynne; | 594 |

GP 593 Wel koude he kepe a gerner and a bynne; | 594 |

GP 612 And have a thank, and yet a cote and hood. | 614 |

GP 612 And have a thank, and yet a cote and hood. | 614 |

GP 613 In youthe he hadde lerned a good myster: | 614 |

GP 614 He was a wel good wrighte, a carpenter. | 616 |

GP 614 He was a wel good wrighte, a carpenter. | 616 |

GP 615 This Reve sat upon a ful good stot | 616 |

GP 617 A long surcote of pers upon he hade, | 618 |

GP 618 And by his syde he baar a rusty blade. | 620 |

GP 620 Biside a toun men clepen Baldeswelle. | 622 |

GP 621 Tukked he was as is a frere aboute, | 622 |

GP 623 A SOMONOUR was ther with us in that place, | 624 |

GP 624 That hadde a fyr-reed cherubynnes face, | 626 |

GP 626 As hoot he was and lecherous as a sparwe, | 628 |

GP 639 A fewe termes hadde he, two or thre, | 640 |

GP 642 And eek ye knowen wel how that a jay | 644 |

GP 647 He was a gentil harlot and a kynde; | 648 |

GP 647 He was a gentil harlot and a kynde; | 648 |

GP 648 A bettre felawe sholde men noght fynde. | 650 |

GP 649 He wolde suffre for a quart of wyn | 650 |

GP 650 A good felawe to have his concubyn | 652 |

GP 651 A twelf month, and excuse hym atte fulle; | 652 |

GP 652 Ful prively a fynch eek koude he pulle. | 654 |

GP 653 And if he foond owher a good felawe, | 654 |

GP 656 But if a mannes soule were in his purs; | 658 |

GP 662 And also war hym of a Significavit. | 664 |

GP 666 A gerland hadde he set upon his heed, | 668 |

GP 668 A bokeleer hadde he maad hym of a cake. | 670 |

GP 668 A bokeleer hadde he maad hym of a cake. | 670 |

GP 669 With hym ther rood a gentil PARDONER | 670 |

GP 673 This Somonour bar to hym a stif burdoun; | 674 |

GP 674 Was nevere trompe of half so greet a soun. | 676 |

GP 676 But smothe it heeng as dooth a strike of flex; | 678 |

GP 685 A vernycle hadde he sowed upon his cappe. | 686 |

GP 688 A voys he hadde as smal as hath a goot. | 690 |

GP 688 A voys he hadde as smal as hath a goot. | 690 |

GP 691 I trowe he were a geldyng or a mare. | 692 |

GP 691 I trowe he were a geldyng or a mare. | 692 |

GP 694 For in his male he hadde a pilwe-beer, | 696 |

GP 696 He seyde he hadde a gobet of the seyl | 698 |

GP 699 He hadde a croys of latoun ful of stones, | 700 |

GP 700 And in a glas he hadde pigges bones. | 702 |

GP 702 A povre person dwellynge upon lond, | 704 |

GP 703 Upon a day he gat hym moore moneye | 704 |

GP 708 He was in chirche a noble ecclesiaste. | 710 |

GP 709 Wel koude he rede a lessoun or a storie, | 710 |

GP 709 Wel koude he rede a lessoun or a storie, | 710 |

GP 715 Now have I toold you soothly, in a clause, | 716 |

GP 731 Whoso shal telle a tale after a man, | 732 |

GP 731 Whoso shal telle a tale after a man, | 732 |

GP 733 Everich a word, if it be in his charge, | 734 |

GP 751 A semely man OURE HOOSTE was withalle | 752 |

GP 752 For to been a marchal in an halle. | 754 |

GP 753 A large man he was with eyen stepe -- | 754 |

GP 754 A fairer burgeys was ther noon in Chepe -- | 756 |

GP 757 Eek therto he was right a myrie man; | 758 |

GP 764 I saugh nat this yeer so myrie a compaignye | 766 |

GP 767 And of a myrthe I am right now bythoght, | 768 |

GP 774 To ride by the weye doumb as a stoon; | 776 |

GP 799 Shal have a soper at oure aller cost | 800 |

GP 815 And sette a soper at a certeyn pris, | 816 |

GP 815 And sette a soper at a certeyn pris, | 816 |

GP 824 And gadrede us togidre alle in a flok, | 826 |

GP 825 And forth we riden a litel moore than paas | 826 |

GP 854 What, welcome be the cut, a Goddes name! | 856 |

GP 857 And he bigan with right a myrie cheere | 858 |