The Wife of Bath Quotes

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Quotes on Marriage
"When that him list com forth and paye dette" "Better to be wedded than be burning" "each of them had wives now, more than one"
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Quotes on Virginity
"God bad us for to wexe and multiplye" "for peril is bothe fyr and tow t'assemble" "Virginitee is greet perfeccioun" "Let hem be breed of pured whete-seed, And lat us wyves hoten barly-breed"
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Quotes on Maistrie
"Which shal be bothe my dettor and my thral" "How pitously a-night I made hem swinke" "He yaf me al the brydel in myn hond" "By maistrie, al the soveraynetee" "she obeyed him in every thing" "I put me in youre wyse governance"
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Quotes on Sex
"in oure bed he was so fresh and gay" "so wel coude he me glose" "For if I wolde selle my bele chose" "nether purse" "his sely instrument"
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Quotes on Men
"Men may devyne and glosen up and doun" "sely instrument" "dronken as a mous" "Sire old lechour"
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Quotes on Gentillesse
"Thou art so loothly, and so oold also/ And thereto comen of so lough a kinde" "For gentillesse cometh from God allone" "That he is gentil that dooth gentil dedis"
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Quotes on the Wife
"boold was hir face, and fair, and reed of hewe" "Gat-tothed was she" "On hir feet a paire of spores sharpe" "wanderinge by the weye" "a feminine monsterousity who is the product of the masculine imagination"-Hansen
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Quotes on Love
"they loved me so wel" "that I tolde no deyntee of hir love!" "Of legges and feet of so clene and faire" "that al myn herte I yaf unto his hold"
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Quotes on Money
"they had me yeven hir lond and hir tresoor" "com forth and paye his dette"
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Quotes on Women
"Deciet, weeping, and spinning God hath yive to wommen" "Marke telle can Oure Lord Jesu refresshed many a man" "Myn owne trewe wyf" "wikkid wyves" "And yaf him to the quene al at hir will"
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"God bad us for to wexe and multiplye" "for peril is bothe fyr and tow t'assemble" "Virginitee is greet perfeccioun" "Let hem be breed of pured whete-seed, And lat us wyves hoten barly-breed"

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