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Canterbury Tales

By Geoffrey Chauncer QUOTATION: Yet in our ashen cold is fire yreken.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Reves Prologue. Line 3880.

QUOTATION: The gretest clerkes ben not the wisest men.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Reves Tale. Line 4051.

QUOTATION: So was hire joly whistle wel ywette.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Reves Tale. Line 4153.

QUOTATION: In his owen grese I made him frie.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Reves Tale. Line 6069.

QUOTATION: And for to see, and eek for to be seie.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Wif of Bathes Prologue. Line 6134.

QUOTATION: I hold a mouses wit not worth a leke,
That hath but on hole for to sterten to. 1
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Wif of Bathes Prologue. Line 6154.

QUOTATION: Loke who that is most vertuous alway,
Prive and apert, and most entendeth ay
To do the gentil dedes that he can,
And take him for the gretest gentilman.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Wif of Bathes Tale. Line 6695.

QUOTATION: That he is gentil that doth gentil dedis.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Line 6752.

QUOTATION: This flour of wifly patience.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Clerkes Tale. Part v. Line 8797.

QUOTATION: They demen gladly to the badder end.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Squieres Tale. Line 10538.

QUOTATION: Therefore behoveth him a ful long spone,
That shall eat with a fend.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Line 10916.

QUOTATION: Fie on possession,
But if a man be vertuous withal.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Frankeleines Prologue. Line 10998.

QUOTATION: Truth is the highest thing that man may keep.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Frankeleines Tale. Line 11789.

QUOTATION: Full wise is he that can himselven knowe.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Monkes Tale. Line 1449.

QUOTATION: Mordre wol out, that see we day by day.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Nonnes Preestes Tale. Line 15058.

QUOTATION: But all thing which that shineth as the gold
Ne is no gold, as I have herd it told.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Chanones Yemannes Tale. Line 16430.

QUOTATION: The firste vertue, sone, if thou wilt lere,
Is to restreine and kepen wel thy tonge.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. The Manciples Tale. Line 17281.

QUOTATION: The proverbe saith that many a smale maketh a grate.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Persones Tale.

QUOTATION: He coude songes make, and wel endite.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Prologue. Line 95.

QUOTATION: He was a veray parfit gentil knight.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Prologue. Line 72.

QUOTATION: The smylere with the knyf under the cloke.
ATTRIBUTION: Geoffrey Chaucer (1340–1400), British poet. The Canterbury Tales, “The Knight’s Tale,” l. 1999 (c. 1387-1400), repr. In The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, ed. Alfred W. Pollard, et al. (1898).

QUOTATION: Mordre wol out; that se we day by day.
ATTRIBUTION: Geoffrey Chaucer (1340–1400), British poet. The Canterbury Tales, “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale,” l. 4242 (1387-1400), repr. In The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, ed. Alfred W. Pollard, et al. (1898).

QUOTATION: Ful wys is he that kan hymselven knowe!
ATTRIBUTION: Geoffrey Chaucer (1340–1400), British poet. The Canterbury Tales, “The Monk’s Tale,” l. 3329 (1387-1400), repr. In The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, ed. Alfred W. Pollard, et al. (1898).

QUOTATION: And of his port as meke as is a mayde.
ATTRIBUTION: Canterbury Tales. Prologue. Line 69.

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