The Concordance
 
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MerT 1246 A worthy knyght, that born was of Pavye, 2
MerT 1248 And sixty yeer a wyflees man was hee, 4
MerT 1254 I kan nat seye, but swich a greet corage 10
MerT 1255 Hadde this knyght to been a wedded man 10
MerT 1263 " Noon oother lyf, " seyde he, " is worth a bene, 18
MerT 1265 That in this world it is a paradys. " 20
MerT 1268 To take a wyf it is a glorious thyng, 24
MerT 1268 To take a wyf it is a glorious thyng, 24
MerT 1269 And namely whan a man is oold and hoor; 24
MerT 1270 Thanne is a wyf the fruyt of his tresor. 26
MerT 1271 Thanne sholde he take a yong wyf and a feir, 26
MerT 1271 Thanne sholde he take a yong wyf and a feir, 26
MerT 1281 They lyve but as a bryd or as a beest, 36
MerT 1281 They lyve but as a bryd or as a beest, 36
MerT 1283 Ther as a wedded man in his estaat 38
MerT 1284 Lyveth a lyf blisful and ordinaat 40
MerT 1287 For who kan be so buxom as a wyf? 42
MerT 1298 A trewe servant dooth moore diligence 54
MerT 1302 Thy verray freendes, or a trewe knave, 58
MerT 1304 After thy good and hath doon many a day. 60
MerT 1305 And if thou take a wyf unto thyn hoold 60
MerT 1306 Ful lightly maystow been a cokewold. " 62
MerT 1311 A wyf is Goddes yifte verraily; 66
MerT 1315 That passen as a shadwe upon a wal. 70
MerT 1315 That passen as a shadwe upon a wal. 70
MerT 1317 A wyf wol laste, and in thyn hous endure, 72
MerT 1319 Mariage is a ful greet sacrement. 74
MerT 1337 A wyf! a, Seinte Marie, benedicite! 92
MerT 1337 A wyf! a, Seinte Marie, benedicite! 92
MerT 1338 How myghte a man han any adversitee 94
MerT 1339 That hath a wyf? Certes, I kan nat seye. 94
MerT 1343 She kepeth his good, and wasteth never a deel; 98
MerT 1350 That every man that halt hym worth a leek 106
MerT 1352 Thanken his God that hym hath sent a wyf, 108
MerT 1354 A wyf to laste unto his lyves ende. 110
MerT 1380 A wyf is kepere of thyn housbondrye; 136
MerT 1397 And for his freendes on a day he sente, 152
MerT 1405 For I wol be, certeyn, a wedded man, 160
MerT 1413 Ye shullen rather swich a thyng espyen 168
MerT 1419 Bet is, " quod he, " a pyk than a pykerel, 174
MerT 1419 Bet is, " quod he, " a pyk than a pykerel, 174
MerT 1428 Womman of manye scoles half a clerk is. 184
MerT 1429 But certeynly, a yong thyng may men gye, 184
MerT 1431 Wherfore I sey yow pleynly, in a clause, 186
MerT 1443 Ther speketh many a man of mariage 198
MerT 1445 For whiche causes man sholde take a wyf. 200
MerT 1447 Take hym a wyf with greet devocioun, 202
MerT 1454 In meschief, as a suster shal the brother, 210
MerT 1459 To do al that a man bilongeth to; 214
MerT 1461 Though I be hoor, I fare as dooth a tree 216
MerT 1475 Ther fil a stryf bitwixe his bretheren two, 230
MerT 1487 But though that Salomon spak swich a word, 242
MerT 1492 I have now been a court-man al my lyf, 248
MerT 1501 A ful greet fool is any conseillour 256
MerT 1515 To take a yong wyf; by my fader kyn, 270
MerT 1516 Youre herte hangeth on a joly pyn! 272
MerT 1524 Seith that a man oghte hym right wel avyse 280
MerT 1531 To take a wyf withouten avysement. 286
MerT 1534 Or proud, or elles ootherweys a shrewe, 290
MerT 1535 A chidestere, or wastour of thy good, 290
MerT 1544 For, God it woot, I have wept many a teere 300
MerT 1545 Ful pryvely, syn I have had a wyf. 300
MerT 1546 Preyse whoso wole a wedded mannes lyf, 302
MerT 1550 And namely of wommen many a route, 306
MerT 1555 Avyseth yow -- ye been a man of age -- 310
MerT 1557 And namely with a yong wyf and a fair. 312
MerT 1557 And namely with a yong wyf and a fair. 312
MerT 1564 A wyf axeth ful many an observaunce. 320
MerT 1568 I counte nat a panyer ful of herbes 324
MerT 1572 " I seye it is a cursed man, " quod he, 328
MerT 1580 Many fair shap and many a fair visage 336
MerT 1582 As whoso tooke a mirour, polisshed bryght, 338
MerT 1583 And sette it in a commune market-place, 338
MerT 1584 Thanne sholde he se ful many a figure pace 340
MerT 1618 And alderfirst he bad hem alle a boone, 374
MerT 1623 He seyde ther was a mayden in the toun, 378
MerT 1645 That I shal lede now so myrie a lyf, 400
MerT 1666 A wedded man hym grace to repente 422
MerT 1667 Wel ofte rather than a sengle man! 422
MerT 1673 Swifter than dooth an arwe out of a bowe. 428
MerT 1717 Ne maden nevere swich a melodye. 472
MerT 1731 Saugh nevere his lyf so myrie a wedded man. 486
MerT 1742 Mayus, that sit with so benyngne a chiere, 498
MerT 1745 On Assuer, so meke a look hath she. 500
MerT 1750 This Januarie is ravysshed in a traunce 506
MerT 1772 Al but a squyer, highte Damyan, 528
MerT 1773 Which carf biforn the knyght ful many a day. 528
MerT 1809 And many a letuarie hath he ful fyn, 564
MerT 1839 A man may do no synne with his wyf, 594
MerT 1843 And thanne he taketh a sop in fyn clarree, 598
MerT 1848 And ful of jargon as a flekked pye. 604
MerT 1854 She preyseth nat his pleyyng worth a bene. 610
MerT 1879 But prively a penner gan he borwe, 634
MerT 1880 And in a lettre wroot he al his sorwe, 636
MerT 1881 In manere of a compleynt or a lay, 636
MerT 1881 In manere of a compleynt or a lay, 636
MerT 1883 And in a purs of sylk heng on his sherte 638
MerT 1890 A bryde shal nat eten in the halle 646
MerT 1907 " He is a gentil squier, by my trouthe! 662
MerT 1912 And for to been a thrifty man right able. 668
MerT 1919 His squier, for it was a gentil dede. 674
MerT 1924 Dooth hym disport -- he is a gentil man; 680
MerT 1926 Have I no thyng but rested me a lite; 682
MerT 1930 A squier, that was marchal of his halle, 686
MerT 1971 Was for to putte a bille of Venus werkes -- 726
MerT 1996 Right of hire hand a lettre made she, 752
MerT 2001 And whan she saugh hir tyme, upon a day 756
MerT 2014 As evere dide a dogge for the bowe. 770
MerT 2024 In honest wyse, as longeth to a knyght, 780
MerT 2027 To his degree was maked as a kynges. 782
MerT 2029 He made a gardyn, walled al with stoon; 784
MerT 2030 So fair a gardyn woot I nowher noon. 786
MerT 2037 That stood under a laurer alwey grene. 792
MerT 2046 He baar alwey of silver a clyket, 802
MerT 2053 And in this wyse, many a murye day, 808
MerT 2081 But atte laste, after a month or tweye, 836
MerT 2100 Ne myghte he speke a word to fresshe May, 856
MerT 2110 As to be deceyved whan a man may se. 866
MerT 2130 They been accorded, rownynge thurgh a wal, 886
MerT 2131 Ther no wight koude han founde out swich a sleighte. 886
MerT 2134 That Januarie hath caught so greet a wil, 890
MerT 2137 That in a morwe unto his May seith he: 892
MerT 2150 On Damyan a signe made she, 906
MerT 2155 And stille he sit under a bussh anon. 910
MerT 2156 This Januarie, as blynd as is a stoon, 912
MerT 2163 Levere ich hadde to dyen on a knyf 918
MerT 2188 " I have, " quod she, " a soule for to kepe 944
MerT 2200 Do strepe me and put me in a sak, 956
MerT 2202 I am a gentil womman and no wenche. 958
MerT 2210 That Damyan sholde clymbe upon a tree 966
MerT 2215 For in a lettre she hadde toold hym al 970
MerT 2228 And many a lady in his compaignye, 984
MerT 2235 Upon a bench of turves, fressh and grene, 990
MerT 2247 `Amonges a thousand men yet foond I oon, 1002
MerT 2252 A wylde fyr and corrupt pestilence 1008
MerT 2272 Al hadde man seyn a thyng with bothe his yen, 1028
MerT 2285 Of many a verray, trewe wyf also. 1040
MerT 2293 What though he made a temple, Goddes hous? 1048
MerT 2295 So made he eek a temple of false goddis. 1050
MerT 2296 How myghte he do a thyng that moore forbode is? 1052
MerT 2298 He was a lecchour and an ydolastre, 1054
MerT 2304 That ye of wommen write, a boterflye! 1060
MerT 2305 I am a womman, nedes moot I speke, 1060
MerT 2315 I am a kyng; it sit me noght to lye. " 1070
MerT 2316 " And I, " quod she, " a queene of Fayerye! 1072
MerT 2335 I telle yow wel, a womman in my plit 1090
MerT 2338 " Allas, " quod he, " that I ne had heer a knave 1094
MerT 2349 And caughte hire by a twiste, and up she gooth -- 1104
MerT 2351 I kan nat glose, I am a rude man -- 1106
MerT 2364 And up he yaf a roryng and a cry, 1120
MerT 2364 And up he yaf a roryng and a cry, 1120
MerT 2374 Than strugle with a man upon a tree. 1130
MerT 2374 Than strugle with a man upon a tree. 1130
MerT 2397 But, sire, a man that waketh out of his sleep, 1152
MerT 2399 Upon a thyng, ne seen it parfitly, 1154
MerT 2401 Right so a man that longe hath blynd ybe, 1156
MerT 2404 As he that hath a day or two yseyn. 1160
MerT 2405 Til that youre sighte ysatled be a while 1160
MerT 2406 Ther may ful many a sighte yow bigile. 1162
MerT 2408 Ful many a man weneth to seen a thyng, 1164
MerT 2408 Ful many a man weneth to seen a thyng, 1164