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A litel ire is in his herte y-laft, He gan to grucche and blamed it a lyte. “So thee‘k,” quod he, “ful wel coude I yow quytë With blering of a proud milleres yë, If that me liste speke of ribaudye. yet ik am outdated, me record now not pley for age; Gras-tyme is doon, my fodder is now forage, This whyte best wryteth myne olde yeres, Myn herte is al-so mowled as myne heres, But-if I fare as dooth an open-ers; That ilke fruit is ever leng the wers, Til or not it's roten in mullok or in stree. We olde males, I drede, so fare we; Til we be roten, will we nat be rype; We hoppen ay, whyl that the area wol pype. For in oure wil ther stiketh ever a nayl, To have an hoor heed and a grene tayl, As hath a leek; for thogh our could be goon, Our wil desireth folie ever in oon. For whan we may well nat doon, than wol we speke; but in our asshen olde is fyr y-reke. Foure gledes han we, whiche I shal devyse, Avaunting, mendacity, anger, coveityse; Thise foure flickers longen un-to elde. Our olde lemes mowe wel ben unwelde, yet wil ne shal nat faillen, that's sooth. And but ik have alwey a coltes teeth, As many a yeer because it is handed henne The Reeve’s story The Prologue whilst folks HAD LAUGHED at this silly case Of Absolon and great Nicholas, various people varied issues they acknowledged, yet, for the main half, they laughed and jested; Nor at this story I observed any guy peeved, apart from simply Oswald the Reeve. simply because he used to be of carpenter’s exchange, a bit anger in his center remained: He started to grouch and blamed it a bit. “So,” stated he, “full good may possibly I you requite by way of sticking it in a proud miller’s eye, If i wished to talk of ribaldry. yet i'm outdated; I won’t due to age; Grass-time is completed, my fodder is now forage; This white best writes of my previous years. My middle can also be moldy as my hairs, until I fare as a medlar fruit;1 Which ripens in basic terms because it rots, until eventually or not it's rotten in dust or straw. We previous males, I worry, so fare we: until we be rotten, we can't be ripe; We dance so long as the realm performs the pipe. For in our wish there consistently sticks a nail, To have a hoary head and a eco-friendly tail, As has a leek, for notwithstanding our energy be long past, Our will wants folly all of the similar. For after we would possibly not act, then we'll communicate; but inside our ashes outdated is fireplace banked. 4 burning coals have we, which I shall checklist: Boasting, mendacity, anger, avarice. those 4 sparks belong to outdated age. Our outdated limbs can be susceptible, yet will doesn't fail, that's the fact. but nonetheless i've got continuously a colt’s enamel, As many a yr has long past Sin that my tappe of lyf bigan to renne. For sikerly, whan i used to be bore, anon Deeth drogh the tappe of lyf and leet it gon; And ever sith hath so the tappe y-ronne, Til that nearly al empty is the tonne. The streem of lyf now droppeth at the chimbe; The sely tonge could wel ringe and chimbe Of wrecchednesse that handed is ful yore; With olde people, store dotage, is namore. ” Whan that our host hadde herd this sermoning, He gan to speke as lordly as a king; He seide, “what amounteth al this wit?

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