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The Prologue to the Tales of Caunterbury

by Geoffrey Chaucer.

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      • The text is that of the ... complete works of Chaucer edited by Dr. W. Skeat, Oxford, 1895; the illustrations are facsimiles of the woodcuts in Caxtons edition of the Canterbury tales.50 copies printed.Colophon: The printing of this book was begun in July & finished in December of the year of the Diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria 1897 by St John Hornby and his sisters with some little help of Cicely Barclay at the Ashendene press Herts England. For private circulation only amongst their friends & neighbours.

        StatementC. H. St. J. Hornby et amicorvm
        PublishersC. H. St. J. Hornby et amicorvm
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        LC Classifications1898
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 87 p. :
        Number of Pages44
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 10nodata
        Series
        1
        2Books of the Ashendene press. [no. IX]
        3

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Human frailty existed, and Chaucer accepted it. which seems to have a distinct aura of the plain speech of the time. Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote.

The Canterbury Tales

Before turning directly to the text of the poem however let us consider the historical term commonly associated with this poem, the Middle Ages. The opening sentence announces a powerful theme which runs throughout the General Prologue: that there are two essential forces of life and that what matters is that they be held in a balance as they are grammatically in the opening sentence.

It would be a mistake to consider the Prologue as merely an introduction. A virile man, qualified to be an abbot. Image of the Friar from an early manuscript of The Canterbury Tales. He decides to join them on their pilgrimage to Canterbury. And he knew every statute completely by heart.

The Prologue To The Canterbury Tales

Not recognizing Constance, they take her to Rome, but because she has lost her memory and does not recognize her homeland, she lives in obscurity.

The Prologue To The Canterbury Tales Summary Going through The Prologue To The Canterbury Tales is like visiting a portrait-gallery. Lines — 379-387 They had a Cook with them for the occassion that is, to accompany them on the journey in order to boil the chickens with the marrow bones, and to prepare sharp-tasting spices and flavours.