Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Title: The Canterbury tales
Original publication date: 1380вЂ“1399 1952 (Coghill transl
Publisher: New York : D. Appleton
Characters: The Wife of Bath/Alisoun/Alyson/Alys, The Knight, The Miller, The Reeve, The Cook, The Man of Law, The Friar, The Summoner, The Clerk, The Merchant, The Squire, The Franklin, The Physician, The Pardoner, The Shipman, The Prioress, The Monk, The nun, The Manciple, The Canon, The Parson, Chaucer the Pilgrim,
Epigraph: ...I have translated some parts of his works, only that I might perpetuate his memory, or at least refresh it, amongst my countrymen. If I have altered him anywhere for the better, I must at the same time acknowledge, that I could have done nothing without him...JOHN DRYDEN on translating ChaucerPre
First words: When the sweet showers of April have pierced/The drought of March, and pierced it to the root,/And every vein is bathed in that moisture/Whose quickening force will engender the flower;/And when the w
Quotations: Sloth makes men believe that goodness is so painfully hard and so complicated that it requires more daring than they possess, as Saint George says.
Last words: Therefore I advise you now this counsel take: Forsake sin, before your sins you forsake.Therfore I rede yow this conseil take, forsaketh sinne, er sinne ye forsake.
Disambiguation notice: This record is for the unabridged Canterbury Tales. Please do not combine selected tales or incomplete portions of multi-volume sets onto this record. Thank you!
Contributor: University of California Libraries
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