The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
Whan that Aprill with his shoures sote
The droghte of Marche hath perced to the rote,
(General Prologue 1 – 2)
And shortly, whan the sonne was to reste,
So hadde I spoken with hem everichon.
(General Prologue 30 – 31)
But natheles, whyl I have tyme and space,
Er that I ferther in this tale pace,
Me thinketh it acordaunt to resoun
To telle yow al the condicioun
Of ech of hem, so as it semed me.
(General Prologue 35 – 39)