The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
Amorwe, whan that day bigan to springe,
Up roos oure Host and was oure aller cok.
(General Prologue 822 – 832)
As many a yeer as it is passed henne
Syn that my tappe of lif bigan to renne.
(Reeve's Prologue 35 – 36)
Sey forth thy tale, and tarie nat the tyme.
Lo Depeford, and it is half-wey pryme!
Lo Grenwych, ther many a shrewe is inne!
It were al tyme thy tale to bigynne.
(Reeve's Prologue 51 – 54)