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MilT 3188 A riche gnof, that gestes heeld to bord, | 2 |

MilT 3189 And of his craft he was a carpenter. | 2 |

MilT 3190 With hym ther was dwellynge a poure scoler, | 4 |

MilT 3193 And koude a certeyn of conclusiouns, | 6 |

MilT 3202 And lyk a mayden meke for to see. | 16 |

MilT 3203 A chambre hadde he in that hostelrye | 16 |

MilT 3212 His presse ycovered with a faldyng reed; | 26 |

MilT 3213 And al above ther lay a gay sautrie, | 26 |

MilT 3221 This carpenter hadde wedded newe a wyf, | 34 |

MilT 3226 And demed hymself been lik a cokewold. | 40 |

MilT 3235 A ceynt she werede, barred al of silk, | 48 |

MilT 3236 A barmclooth as whit as morne milk | 50 |

MilT 3237 Upon hir lendes, ful of many a goore. | 50 |

MilT 3244 And sikerly she hadde a likerous ye; | 58 |

MilT 3249 And softer than the wolle is of a wether. | 62 |

MilT 3250 And by hir girdel heeng a purs of lether, | 64 |

MilT 3254 So gay a popelote or swich a wenche. | 68 |

MilT 3254 So gay a popelote or swich a wenche. | 68 |

MilT 3258 As any swalwe sittynge on a berne. | 72 |

MilT 3263 Wynsynge she was, as is a joly colt, | 76 |

MilT 3264 Long as a mast, and upright as a bolt. | 78 |

MilT 3264 Long as a mast, and upright as a bolt. | 78 |

MilT 3265 A brooch she baar upon hir lowe coler, | 78 |

MilT 3266 As brood as is the boos of a bokeler. | 80 |

MilT 3268 She was a prymerole, a piggesnye, | 82 |

MilT 3268 She was a prymerole, a piggesnye, | 82 |

MilT 3272 That on a day this hende Nicholas | 86 |

MilT 3282 And she sproong as a colt dooth in the trave, | 96 |

MilT 3299 " A clerk hadde litherly biset his whyle, | 112 |

MilT 3300 But if he koude a carpenter bigyle. " | 114 |

MilT 3302 To wayte a tyme, as I have told biforn. | 116 |

MilT 3312 Now was ther of that chirche a parissh clerk, | 126 |

MilT 3315 And strouted as a fanne large and brode; | 128 |

MilT 3321 Al in a kirtel of a lyght waget; | 134 |

MilT 3321 Al in a kirtel of a lyght waget; | 134 |

MilT 3323 And therupon he hadde a gay surplys | 136 |

MilT 3325 A myrie child he was, so God me save. | 138 |

MilT 3327 And maken a chartre of lond or acquitaunce. | 140 |

MilT 3331 And pleyen songes on a smal rubible; | 144 |

MilT 3332 Therto he song som tyme a loud quynyble; | 146 |

MilT 3333 And as wel koude he pleye on a giterne. | 146 |

MilT 3340 Gooth with a sencer on the haliday, | 154 |

MilT 3342 And many a lovely look on hem he caste, | 156 |

MilT 3344 To looke on hire hym thoughte a myrie lyf, | 158 |

MilT 3346 I dar wel seyn, if she hadde been a mous, | 160 |

MilT 3347 And he a cat, he wolde hire hente anon. | 160 |

MilT 3349 Hath in his herte swich a love-longynge | 162 |

MilT 3357 A litel after cokkes hadde ycrowe, | 170 |

MilT 3358 And dressed hym up by a shot-wyndowe | 172 |

MilT 3377 He syngeth, brokkynge as a nyghtyngale; | 190 |

MilT 3384 He pleyeth Herodes upon a scaffold hye. | 198 |

MilT 3388 He ne hadde for his labour but a scorn. | 202 |

MilT 3390 And al his ernest turneth til a jape. | 204 |

MilT 3399 And so bifel it on a Saterday, | 212 |

MilT 3403 That Nicholas shal shapen hym a wyle | 216 |

MilT 3411 Bothe mete and drynke for a day or tweye, | 224 |

MilT 3429 I saugh today a cors yborn to chirche | 242 |

MilT 3432 " Clepe at his dore, or knokke with a stoon. | 246 |

MilT 3439 But al for noght; he herde nat a word. | 252 |

MilT 3440 An hole he foond, ful lowe upon a bord, | 254 |

MilT 3443 And at the laste he hadde of hym a sight. | 256 |

MilT 3450 A man woot litel what hym shal bityde. | 264 |

MilT 3455 Ye, blessed be alwey a lewed man | 268 |

MilT 3460 Til he was in a marle-pit yfalle; | 274 |

MilT 3465 Get me a staf, that I may underspore, | 278 |

MilT 3469 His knave was a strong carl for the nones, | 282 |

MilT 3497 And broghte of myghty ale a large quart; | 310 |

MilT 3516 That now a Monday next, at quarter nyght, | 330 |

MilT 3517 Shal falle a reyn, and that so wilde and wood | 330 |

MilT 3543 That she hadde had a ship hirself allone. | 356 |

MilT 3548 A knedyng trogh, or ellis a kymelyn, | 362 |

MilT 3548 A knedyng trogh, or ellis a kymelyn, | 362 |

MilT 3550 In which we mowe swymme as in a barge, | 364 |

MilT 3552 But for a day -- fy on the remenant! | 366 |

MilT 3560 To han as greet a grace as Noe hadde. | 374 |

MilT 3586 That noon of us ne speke nat a word, | 400 |

MilT 3611 Lo, which a greet thyng is affeccioun! | 424 |

MilT 3619 He siketh with ful many a sory swogh; | 432 |

MilT 3620 He gooth and geteth hym a knedyng trogh, | 434 |

MilT 3621 And after that a tubbe and a kymelyn, | 434 |

MilT 3621 And after that a tubbe and a kymelyn, | 434 |

MilT 3628 With breed, and chese, and good ale in a jubbe, | 442 |

MilT 3629 Suffisynge right ynogh as for a day. | 442 |

MilT 3637 They seten stille wel a furlong way. | 450 |

MilT 3661 And axed upon cas a cloisterer | 474 |

MilT 3668 And dwellen at the grange a day or two; | 482 |

MilT 3683 That is a signe of kissyng atte leeste. | 496 |

MilT 3684 Al nyght me mette eek I was at a feeste. | 498 |

MilT 3692 Under his tonge a trewe-love he beer, | 506 |

MilT 3697 And softe he cougheth with a semy soun: | 510 |

MilT 3704 I moorne as dooth a lamb after the tete. | 518 |

MilT 3706 That lik a turtel trewe is my moornynge. | 520 |

MilT 3707 I may nat ete na moore than a mayde. " | 520 |

MilT 3712 Go forth thy wey, or I wol caste a ston, | 526 |

MilT 3713 And lat me slepe, a twenty devel wey! " | 526 |

MilT 3724 And seyde, " I am a lord at alle degrees; | 538 |

MilT 3737 For wel he wiste a womman hath no berd. | 550 |

MilT 3738 He felte a thyng al rough and long yherd, | 552 |

MilT 3741 And Absolon gooth forth a sory pas. | 554 |

MilT 3742 " A berd! A berd! " quod hende Nicholas, | 556 |

MilT 3742 " A berd! A berd! " quod hende Nicholas, | 556 |

MilT 3756 Of paramours he sette nat a kers, | 570 |

MilT 3759 And weep as dooth a child that is ybete. | 572 |

MilT 3760 A softe paas he wente over the strete | 574 |

MilT 3761 Until a smyth men cleped daun Gerveys, | 574 |

MilT 3772 This Absolon ne roghte nat a bene | 586 |

MilT 3780 Or in a poke nobles alle untold, | 594 |

MilT 3791 That knokketh so? I warante it a theef. " | 604 |

MilT 3794 Of gold, " quod he, " I have thee broght a ryng. | 608 |

MilT 3806 This Nicholas anon leet fle a fart | 620 |

MilT 3807 As greet as it had been a thonder-dent, | 620 |

MilT 3842 And turned al his harm unto a jape. | 656 |