The Canterbury Tales

26. You intend to chatter and make hay. For truly, comfort and delight is none. In riding on the way dumb as a stone. And therefore I offer you some sport,. As I first said, to give you some ...... This is the aim and end of my prayer: Give me my love, you ...... With empty hand you will no falcon lure. In winning would I all his lust ...
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Geoffrey Chaucer The Canterbury Tales

Translated by A. S. Kline © 2007 All Rights Reserved This work may be freely reproduced, stored, and transmitted, electronically or otherwise, for any non-commercial purpose.

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Contents

The General Prologue................................................................................. 5 The Knight’s Tale ..................................................................................... 29 The Miller’s Prologue............................................................................... 91 The Miller’s Tale....................................................................................... 93 The Reeve’s Prologue ............................................................................. 112 The Reeve’s Tale ..................................................................................... 114 The Cook’s Prologue .............................................................................. 125 The Cook’s Tale ...................................................................................... 126 The Man of Law’s Prologue................................................................... 128 The Man of Law’s Tale .......................................................................... 133 The Epilogue to the Man of Law’s Tale ............................................... 171 The Wife of Bath’s Prologue.................................................................. 172 The Wife of Bath’s Tale.......................................................................... 196 The Friar’s Prologue .............................................................................. 208 The Friar’s Tale ...................................................................................... 210 The Summoner’s Prologue..................................................................... 220 The Summoner’s Tale ............................................................................ 222 The Clerk’s Prologue.............................................................................. 239 The Clerk’s Tale...................................................................................... 241 The Merchant’s Prologue....................................................................... 284 The Merchant’s Tale .............................................................................. 285 The Merchant’s Epilogue....................................................................... 317 The Squire’s Prologue ............................................................................ 318 The Squire’s Tale .................................................................................... 318 The Squire-Franklin Link...................................................................... 338 The Franklin’s Prologue ........................................................................ 340 The Franklin’s Tale ................................................................................ 341 The Physician’s Tale............................................................................... 366 The Physician-Pardoner Link ............................................................... 374 The Pardoner’s Prologue ....................................................................... 376 The Pardoner’s Tale ............................................................................... 380 The Shipman’s Tale ................................................................................ 394 The Shipman-Prioress Link................................................................... 406 3

The Prioress’s Prologue.......................................................................... 407 The Prioress’s Tale ................................................................................. 409 The Prioress- Sir Topaz Link ................................................................ 417 Sir Topaz.................................................................................................. 418 The Topaz-Melib