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text of the Canterbury Tales studied on the basis of all known manuscripts by John Matthews Manly

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Published by The University of Chicago Press in Chicago, London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, -- 1340?-1400.

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Statementby John M. Manly and Edith Rickert ... ; with a chapter on illuminations by Margaret Rickert.
ContributionsChaucer, Geoffrey, 1340?-1400., Rickert, Edith, 1871-1938., Rickert, Margaret.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21098357M

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  The Canterbury Tales (Xist Classics) and millions of other books are available for instant access. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required/5(). The Monk carries a number of expensive and flashy items with him on his pilgrimage. These possessions not only contradict a monk's vow of poverty, but also suggest that the Monk has taken donations contributed by rich aristocrats to the monastery for his own personal gain. The text of the present edition of the Canterbury Tales is founded upon that of the Ellesmere MS. (E.) It has been collated throughout with that of the other six MSS. published by the Chaucer Society. Of these seven MSS., the Harleian MS. Chaucer. The Canterbury Tales A Complete Translation into Modern English by Ronald L. Ecker and Eugene J. Crook.

6 CANTERBURY TALES. 1 The joke that presumably lurks in this line is not explained by the usual annotation that St. Eloy (or Loy or Eligius) was a patron saint of goldsmiths and of carters. 2 Another joke presumably, but again not adequately Size: KB. 1. The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. Lines Geoffrey Chaucer. English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray. The Harvard Classics. Text and Translations. The General Prologue. The Knight's Tale. The Miller's Tale. The Reeve's Tale. The Cook's Tale. The Man of Law's Tale. The Wife of Bath's Tale. The Friar's Tale. The Summoner's Tale. The Clerk's Tale. The Merchant's Tale. The Squire's Tale. The Franklin's Tale. The Physician's Tale. The Pardoner's Tale. The Shipman's Tale.   The Canterbury Tales, and Other Poems Contents: Life of Chaucer -- The Canterbury Tales -- The Court of Love -- The Cuckoo and The Nightingale -- The Assembly of Fowls -- The Flower and The Leaf -- The House of Fame -- Troilus and Cressida -- Chaucer's Dream -- The Prologue To The Legend of Good Women -- Chaucer's A.B.C. -- Miscellaneous .

  The text of Professor Skeat has been followed almost always and his notes very largely. The number of tales selected is the result of the particular scope of this volume, which, as I have said, seeks only to present a representative part of the Canterbury Tales. In felaweshipe, and pilgrimes were they alle, That toward caunterbury wolden ryde. The chambres and the stables weren wyde, And wel we weren esed atte beste. And shortly, whan the sonne was to reste, So hadde I spoken with hem everichon. That I was of hir felaweshipe anon, And made forward erly for to ryse, To take oure wey ther as I yow devyse. The Canterbury Tales (Xist Classics) and millions of other books are available for instant access. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required/5(). The Canterbury Tales, so far as they are in verse, have been printed without any abridgement or designed change in the sense. But the two Tales in prose -- Chaucer's Tale of Meliboeus, and the Parson's long Sermon on Penitence -- have been contracted, so as to exclude thirty pages of unattractive prose, and to admit the same amount of.