The Merchant's Tale Quotes

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A wife needs constant attention
A wife accept full many an observaunce
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Januarie forcing himself onto May
Pullen up the smok, in he throng
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A wife obeying her husband whether she wants to or not
And she obeyeth,be hire lief or booth
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May does not want to have sex with Januarie
The bryde was broght abed as still as stoon
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Man cannot be sinful to his wife
A man may do no synne with his wyf
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A wife is a mans help
The wyf is mannes help and his confort
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Love is blind
For love is blind alday and may nat see
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Januarie moulding his wife
Right as men may warm wex with hands plye
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Januarie passing on inheritance to May
And al myn heritage, town and tour;// I yewe it yow
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Wife is a man's possession
A wyf is goddes yifte verraily
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As all men do with their wives
As alle wedded men doon hire wyvys
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May's ability to have children
Her wommanly beringe
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May's beauty/youth
Her freshee beautee
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May's youthful age
Her age tendre
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May's low status
Smal degree
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May's figure
'Her middel smal' AND 'Hire armes long and sklendre'
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What pleases a husband, pleases his wife
Al that hire housebounde lust, hire liveth weel
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Januarie chose his wife by his own authority
And chees hire of his owene auctoritee
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May gets no pleasure from Januarie
Nt his pleyying worth a bene
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Men are always untrue
But men been evere untrewe
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Wife waits for her husbands inheritance
She that waiteth ay/After thy good and hath doom many a day
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Januarie does not want an old wife - young meat, old fish
Oold fissh and young flessh wolde I have fu fain
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Marriage is on Januarie's terms
Be wedded whanne him liste, and where he wolde
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Januarie worries about his sexual performance. Needs hot spices to increase his desires
Of spices hottest encreeseen his corage
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Januarie's blindness
As blind as is stoon
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May stands on Januarie's back to get up the tree to have sex with Damyan
He stoupeth down and on his bak she stood
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May claims she has sex with Damyan to cure Januarie's blindness
I have yow holpe on bothe youre even blynde
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Marriage is a fixed state
Under this yok of marriage ybound
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Janaurie is May's knight, he saved her.
For Januarie was become hir knyght
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Card 2

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Januarie forcing himself onto May

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Pullen up the smok, in he throng

Card 3

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A wife obeying her husband whether she wants to or not

Back

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Card 4

Front

May does not want to have sex with Januarie

Back

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Card 5

Front

Man cannot be sinful to his wife

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Richard Galbraith

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oh hell yea

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