CANTERBURY TALESÂ THE WIFE OF BATHS PROLOGUE AND TALE by Geoffrey Chaucer Source: on-line mod shift at Virginia Tech (no hankerer accessible). See, however, a complete magnetised variation of the similar public domain translation, as rise as Middle English textbookual matters, at:Â http://www.canterburytales.org/. The Hypertext pas seul at JSUs local site is prepared by Dr. Joanne E. Gates. Lines check been numbered to align to theÂ Longman Anthology of British Literature,Â Volume 1A (2nd edition at paginate 337). 1. Experience, though no authority 2. Were in this world, were good copious for me, 3. To speak of distress that is in all marriage; 4. For, masters, since I was twelve years of age, 5. Thanks be to divinity Who is for aye alive, 6. Of husbands at church inlet have I had five buck bill; 7. For workforce so some(prenominal) a(prenominal) times have wed me; 8. And all were worthy men in their degree. 9. except soulfulness told me not so long ago 10. That since Our schoolmaster, save once, would neer go 11. To wedding (that at Cana in Galilee), 12. Thus, by this same example, showed He me 13. I never should have marital more(prenominal) than once. 14. Lo and behold! What sharp words, for the nonce, 15. Beside a well Lord Jesus, matinee idol and man, 16. Spoke in reproving the Samaritan: 17. For thou hast had five husbands, indeed said He, 18.
And he whom thou hast straightway to be with thee 19. Is not thine husband. Thus He said that day, 20. unless what He meant thereby I cannot say; 21. And I would ! ask now wherefore that same fifth man 22. Was not husband to the Samaritan? 23. How galore(postnominal) might she have, then, in marriage? 24. For I have never heard, in all my age, 25. Clear exposition of this number shown, 26. though men may guess and argue up and down. 27. But well I survive and say, and do not lie, 28. deity bade us to increase and multiply; 29. That worthy text can I well understand. 30. And well I experience He said, too, my husband 31. Should father leave, and...If you want to get a all-embracing essay, order it on our website: OrderCustomPaper.com
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