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Don: You don't approve of drinking?
Nat: Not the way you drink.
A clerk ther was of Oxenford also
That unto logyk hadde longe ygo.
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Boold was hir face, and fair, and reed of hewe.
She was a worthy womman al hir lyve.
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I had most need of blessing, and "Amen"
Stuck in my throat.
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Love is a thyng as any spirit free.
Wommen, of kynde, desiren libertee,
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She was a worthy womman al hir lyve:
Housbondes at chirche dore she hadde fyve,
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Certes, they been lyk to houndes, for an hound whan he comth by the roser, or by other bushes, though he may nat pisse, yet wole h ...
I have swich love-longinge,
That lik a turtle trewe is my moorninge:
I may nat ete namore than a maide."
"Hastou nat herd," quod Nicholas, "also
The sorwe of Noee with his felaweshipe?
So that the clerkes be nat with me wrothe,
I saye this, that they been maad for bothe--
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