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History Of English Literature


History Of English Literature




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Give the meaning of the underlined
From The Canterbury Tales: The General Epilogue
1 syllable
Sweet shower
Whan that April with his showres soote
1 syllable
penetrate
The droughte of March has perced to the roote,
1 syllable
such
And bathed every veine in swich licour,
2 syllables
make
Of which virtue engendred is the flowr;
1 syllable
also
Whan Zephyrus eek with his sweete breeth
1 syllable
grass land
Inspired has in every holt and heeth
1 syllable
shoots
The tender croppes, and the yonge sonne
1 syllable
bisect
Hath in the Ram his halve cours yronne,
2 syllables
send
And smale fowles makenmelodye




















P.10
2 syllables
repay
Somewhat to quite with the Knightes tale.”
2 syllables
drunkenness
The Millere, that for dronken was al pale,
3 syllables
effort
So that unnethe upon his hors he sat,
1 syllable
would
He nold avalen nether hood ne hat
3 syllables
courtesy
Ne abiden no man for his curteisye,
1 syllable
noisily
But in Pilates vois he ganto crye,
 1 syllable
swear
And swoor, “By arms and by blood and bones,
2 syllables
at once
I can a noble tale for the nones,
2 syllables
knights
With which I wol now quite the Knightes tale.”
1 syllable
saw
Oure Hooste saugh that he was dronke of ale,
2 syllables
dear
And seyde, “Abyd, Robyn, my leeve brother,
2 syllables
tell
Som better man shal telle us first another,
3 syllables
seemly
Abyd, and lat us werken thriftily,”

















P.14
2 syllables
spend
That sleepen al the night with open yeـــ
2 syllables
feelings
So priketh hem nature in hir coragesـــ
3 syllables
holy journey
Thanne longen falk to goon on pilgrimages,
2 syllable
flense
And palmeres for to seeken straunge strondes
1 syllable
type of plant
To ferne halwes, couthe in sondry londes;
1 syllable
go country
And specially from every shires ende
1 syllable
go
Of Engelond to Canterbury they wende
2 syllables
glad
The holy blissful martyr for to seeke
1 syllable
sick
That hem has holpen whan that they were seke
2 syllables
happened
Bilfil that in that seson, on a day,
1 syllable
set
In Southwerk at the Tabard as I lay
2 syllable
go
Redy to wenden on my pilgrymage

















P. 15
2 syllables
Faithful
Canterbury with ful devout corage,
2 syllables
lodging
At nyght was come into that hostelrye


From The Miller’s Tale: The Prologue
1
told
Whan that Knyght hadde thus his tale ytold,
2
company
In al the route nas ther yong ne old
1
story
That he ne saide it was a noble storye,
1
respectable
And worthy for to drawen to memorie;
3
everyone
And namely the gentils everichoon.
1
must
Oure Hoste lough and swoor, ‘‘So mote I goon,
1
certainly
This gooth aright: unbokeled is the male,
1
tell
Lat see now who shal telle another tale.
2
truely
For trewely the game is wel begonne.
1
tells
Now telleth ye, sire Monk, if that ye cone,









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