Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes

This Nicholas was risen for to pisse, And thoughte he wolde amenden al the jape: He sholde kisse his ers er that he scape. And up the windowe dide he hastily, And out his ers he putteth prively, Over the buttok to the haunche-boon.
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400), British poet. The Miller's Tale (l. 690-695). . ; from THE CANTERBURY TALES Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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on a Saterday This carpenter was goon til Oseney, And hende Nicholas and Alisoun Accorded been to this conclusioun, That Nicholas shal shapen hem a wile This sely jalous housbonde to bigile,
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400), British poet. The Miller's Tale (l. 291-296). . ; from THE CANTERBURY TALES Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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Derk was the night as pich or as the cole, And at the windowe out she putte hir hole, And Absolon, him fil no bet ne wers, But with his mouth he kiste hir naked ers,
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400), British poet. The Miller's Tale (l. 623-626). . ; from THE CANTERBURY TALES Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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Men sholde wedden after hir estat, For youthe and elde is often at debat.
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400), British poet. The Miller's Tale (l. 121-122). . ; from THE CANTERBURY TALES Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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I have swich love-longinge, That lik a turtle trewe is my moorninge: I may nat ete namore than a maide."
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400), British poet. The Miller's Tale (l. 597-599). . ; from THE CANTERBURY TALES Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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This Nicholas anoon leet flee a fart As greet as it hadde been a thonder-dent
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400), British poet. The Miller's Tale (l. 698-699). . ; from THE CANTERBURY TALES Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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Whan that the firste cok hath crowe, anoon Up rist this joly lovere Absolon, And him arrayeth gay at point devis. But first he cheweth grain and licoris, To smellen sweete, er he hadde kembd his heer.
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400), British poet. The Miller's Tale (l. 579-583). . ; from THE CANTERBURY TALES Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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Abak he sterte, and thoughte it was amis, For wel he wiste a womman hath no beerd.
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400), British poet. The Miller's Tale (l. 628-629). . ; from THE CANTERBURY TALES Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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I have yfounde in myn astrologye, As I have looked in the moone bright, That now a Monday next, at quarter night, Shal falle a rain, and that so wilde and wood, That half so greet was nevere Noees flood.
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400), British poet. The Miller's Tale (l. 406-410). . ; from THE CANTERBURY TALES Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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This carpenter hadde wedded newe a wif Which that he loved more than his lif.
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400), British poet. The Miller's Tale (l. 113-114). . ; from THE CANTERBURY TALES Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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