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I shall write a book some day about the appropriateness of names. Geoffrey Chaucer has a ribald ring, as is proper and correct, an ...
Flee from the press and dwell with soothfastness;
Suffice unto thy good though it be small,
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Hold the high way and let they ghost thee lead
And Truthe shall deliver, it is no dread.
A yeman hadde he and servantz namo
At that tyme, for hym liste ride so,
And he was clad in cote and hood of grene.
A somonour was ther with us in that place
That hadde a fyr-reed cherubynnes face,
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A bettre preest I trowe that nowher noon ys.
He waited after no pompe and reverence
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A clerk ther was of Oxenford also
That unto logyk hadde longe ygo.
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This Pardoner hadde heer as yelow as wex,
But smothe it heeng as dooth a strike of flex.
The reve was a sclendre colerik man.
His berd was shave as ny as ever he kan.
A sergeant of the lawe, war and wys,
That often hadde been at the Parvys,
Ther was also, ful riche of excellence.
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