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The Canterbury Tales: The Knight's Tale
The Canterbury Tales: The Knight's Tale
by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales: The Knight's Tale Quotes

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Rules and Order Quotes

Whilom as olden stories tellen usTher was a duc that highte Theseus;Of Atthenes he wasa lord and governour,And in his tyme swich a conquerourThat gretter was ther noon under the sonne.Ful many a ri...

Love Quotes

He cast his eye upon Emelya,And therwithal he bleynte, and cryede 'A!'(219-220)

Friendship Quotes

'It nere,' quod he, 'to thee no greet honourFor to be fals, ne for to be traitourTo me, that am thy cosyn and thy brother,Ysworn ful depe, and ech of us til oother,That nevere for to dyen in the pe...

Death Quotes

I wrecche, which that wepe and waille thus,Was whilom wyf to kyng Cappaneus,That starf at Thebes – cursed be that day! –And alle we that been in this arrayAnd maken al this lamentacioun,We lost...

Suffering Quotes

'Have mercy on oure wo and oure distresse,Some drope of piteee thurgh thy gentillesseUpon us wrecched wommen lat thou falle;For certes, lord, ther is noon of alle,That she ne hath been a duchesse o...

Competition Quotes

Ful many a riche contree hadde he wonne,What with his wysdom and his chivalrie;He conquered al the regne of Femenye,That whilom was ycleped Scithia,And weddede the queene Ypolita,And broghte hir ho...

Fate and Free Will Quotes

[…] 'Lord, to whom Fortune hath yivenVictorie, and as a conqueror to lyven,Nat greveth us youre glorie and youre honour.'(57-59)

Strength and Skill Quotes

Of Atthenes he was lord and governour,And in his tyme swich a conquerour,That gretter was ther noon under the sonne.Ful many a riche contree hadde he wonne,What with his wysdom and his chivalrie;He...

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