collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer. Geoffrey Chaucer (około ) to najwybitniejszy poeta angielski okresu średniowiecza, autor Opowieści kanterberyjskich, poematu Troilus i Criseyda i. Geoffrey Chaucer · George Frederick Cameron · George Crabbe · Gilbert Keith Chesterton · Henry Constable · Hubert Church . Opowieści kanterberyjskie.
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The Canterbury Tales – Wikidata
He nevere yet no vileynye ne sayde In al his lyf unto no maner wight. This world nys but a thurghfare ful of wo, And we been pilgrymes, passynge to and fro; Deeth is an ende of every worldly soore. Ful worthy was he in his lordes werre, And therto hadde he riden, no man ferre, As wel in cristendom as in hethenesse, And evere honoured for his worthynesse. Of twenty yeer of age he was, I gesse.
It tells of the adventures of Sir Gawain one of King Arthur’s knights in a struggle against an enemy with magical powers as well as great strength and cunning. But soore weep she if oon of hem were deed, Or if men smoot it with a yerde smerte; And al was conscience, and tendre herte. Hire over-lippe wyped she so clene That in hir coppe ther was no ferthyng sene Of grece, whan she dronken hadde hir draughte.
To earn a living he worked as translator, courtier, diplomat and forester.
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Ful semyly hir wympul pynched was, Hire nose tretys, hir eyen greye as glas, Hir mouth ful smal, and therto softe and reed; But sikerly she hadde a fair forheed; It was almoost a kanterebryjskie brood, I trowe; For, hardily, she was nat undergrowe. He yaf nat of that text a pulled hen, That seith that hunters beth nat hooly men, Ne that a monk, whan he is recchelees, Is likned til a fissh that is waterlees,- This is to seyn, a monk out of his cloystre But thilke text heeld he nat worth an oystre; [ This is, by any standards, one of the greatest early narrative poems in any European language.
The Canterbury Tales total more than Eight seperate tales of King Arthur joined together to form one long story. Ther as this lord was keper of the celle, The reule of Seint Maure, or of Seint Beneit, By cause that it was old and somdel streit This ilke Monk leet geoffre thynges pace, And heeld after the newe world the space.
The same unknown author is also thought to have written Pearl and Patience two fine poems of the same period. O yonge fresshe folkes, he or she, In which that love up-groweth with your age, Repeyreth hoom fro worldly vanitee, And of your herte up-casteth the visage To thilke God that after his image Yow made, and thynketh al nis but a faire This world, that passeth sone as floures faire.
But, for to tellen yow of his array, His hors were goode, but he was nat gay. The one-stop resource for the English language and more The tales concern the search for the Holy Grail the cup supposedly used by Christ at the last supperKing Arthur’s battles against his enemies, and similar subjects.
Upon his arm he baar a gay bracer, And by his syde a swerd and a bokeler, And on that oother syde a gay daggere Harneised wel and sharpe as point of spere. She leet no morsel from hir lippes falle, Ne wette hir fyngres in hir sauce depe; Wel koude she carie a morsel, and gwoffrey kepe That no drope ne gwoffrey upon hir brist.
An horn he bar, the bawdryk was of grene; A forster was he, soothly, as I gesse. A Cristopher on his brest of silver sheene. Stefan Themerson 2 pisarz polski.
In curteisie was set ful muche hir list. There are more than twenty of these stories, mostly in verse, and in groffrey stories we get to know about the pilgrims themselves. Target text Source text. Ful semely after hir mete she raughte. Book 2, line And what is better than a good woman? This ilke worthy knyght hadde been also Somtyme with the lord of Palatye Agayn another hethen in Turkye.
In Gernade at the seege eek hadde he be Of Algezir, and riden in Belmarye.
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And therfore, at the kynges court, my brother, Ech man for hymself, ther is noon other. The majority of them, like the merchant, the lawyer, the cook, the sailor, the ploughman, and the miller are ordinary people and each of them can be recognised as a real person with his or her own character.
The Nun’s Priest’s Tale, l. Here are the opening lines of The Canterbury Tales written in about Book 5, line When April with his sweet showers has struck to the roots the dryness of March.
And everemoore he hadde kanterberyjakie sovereyn prys; And though that he were worthy, he was wys, And of his port as meeke as is a mayde. The English which was used from about to about is called Middle English, and most critics would rate Geoffrey Chaucer the greatest poet of the time. Ful fetys was hir cloke, as I was war; Of smal coral aboute hir arm she bar A peire of bedes, gauded al with grene, An theron heng a brooch of gold ful sheene, On which ther was first write a crowned A, And after Amor vincit omnia.
Ful weel she soong the service dyvyne, Entuned in hir nose ful semely, And Frenssh she spak ful faire and fetisly, After the scole of Stratford-atte-Bowe, For Frenssh of Parys was to hir unknowe.
And he hadde been somtyme in chyvachie In Flaundres, in Artoys, and Pycardie, And born hym weel, as of so litel space, In hope to stonden in his lady grace. Curteis he was, lowely, and servysable, And carf biforn his fader at the table. The Knight’s Tale, l. In Chaucer’s work a party of pilgrims agree to tell stories to pass the time on their journey from London to Canterbury. Podobni autorzy Joel Barlow. At Alisaundre he was, whan it was wonne.
The chambres and the stables weren wyde, And wel we weren esed atte beste; And shortly, whan the sonne was to reste, So hadde I spoken with hem everichon That I was of hir felaweshipe anon, And made forward erly for to ryse To take our wey, ther as I yow devyse. So hoote he lovede, that by nyghtertale He slepte namoore than dooth a nyghtyngale.