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  • The Pardoner's Tale
    • The Prologue
      • "i payne me to han a hauten speche"
      • "and ringe out as gooth a belle"
      • "my bulles shewe I, alle and somme"
      • "reliks been the as wenen they echoon"
      • " goode men seye i take of my wordes keep"
      • "in latyn speke a wordes fewe to saffron with my predicacioun"
      • "by this gaude won yeer by yeer, a hundred mark sith i was pardoner"
      • "lewed peple"
      • "as doth a dowve sittinge on a berne"
      • "thus spitte i out my venimunder hewe of holinesse"
      • "for myn entente is nat but for to winne and nothing for the correccioun of sinne"
      • " though that hir soles goon a blakeberied"
      • "i preche nothing but for coveityse"
      • "but though myself be gilty of that sinne, yet i can maken other folk to twinne"
      • "i wol have money wol, chese, and whete"
      • "al hir children sterve for famyne"
    • The Tale
      • "a compaignye of yonge folk"
      • "They daunce and pleyen at dees bothe day and night"
      • "Thurgh which they doon the devel sacrifyse withinne that develes temple, in cursed weys"
      • "Our blissed Lordes body they totere"
      • "And ech of hem at otheres
      • " biforn a cors was caried to his grave"
      • "privee theef men clapeth deeth"
      • "smote his herte atwo"
      • "for be war of swich an adversarie"
      • "bothe man and womman, child and hyne and page"
      • "we three al ones"
      • " this false traitor deeth"
      • "deeth shal be deed"
      • "Old man and a povre with hem met"
      • "forwapped save thy face"
      • " ne deeth, allas! ne wol nat han my lyf"
      • " i knokke my staf bothe erly and late and seye leve moder leet me in!"
      • "lo how i vanish flesh and blood and skin"
      • "allas when shul my bones be at reste"
      • "thou art his espye"
      • "turne up this croked wey"
      • "florins been so faire and brighte"
      • "thou knowest thou art my sworn brother"
      • "this poyson is so stronge and violent"
      • " and for oure owne tresor doon us honge"
      • "what needeth sormon on it more"
    • digression
      • "O first cause of oure confusion"
      • "Adam oure fader and his wyf also. Fro paradys to labour and to wo. wewr driven for that vyce"
      • "O glotonye"
      • "mete unto wombe and wombe eek unto mete"
      • " A lecherous thing is wyn, and dronkenesse"
      • "disfigured is thy face"
      • " sour is thy breeth, foul artow to embrace"
      • "thou fallest as it were a striked swyn"
      • " for dronkenesse is the verray sepulture of mannes wit and his discrecioun"
      • "loke Atilla, the grete conquerour Deyde in his sleep, with shame and dishonour"
      • "Hasard is verray moder of lesinges"
      • "gret swering is a thinge abhominable, And false sewring is yet more reprevable"
      • " Bihold and see that in the first table"
      • " Lo rather he forbedeth swich swering than homicyde"
    • the end of the tale
      • "O cursed sinne of alle cursednesse"
      • "now goode men god forgeve yow your trespas"
      • "ye offre nobels and sterlinges"
      • "And, lo sires thus i preche.And jesu crist is oure soules leche. so graunte yow his pardon to recyve and that is best; in wol nat decyve"
      • "sufficiante pardoner"
      • "peraventure ther may falle oon or two doun of hos hors and breke his nekke atwo"

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