The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale Quotes
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Cunning and Cleverness Quotes
With him ther was dwellinge a povre scoler, Hadde lerned art, but al his fantasye Was turned for to lerne astrologye. (82-84)
Thi clerk was cleped hende Ncholas. Of derne love he coude and of solas. (91-92)
Lies and Deceit Quotes
Of derne love he coude and of solas; And therto he was sleigh and ful privee, And lyk a mayden meke for to see. (93-95)
This parish clerk, this joly Absolon Hath in his herte swich a love-longinge, That of no wyf ne took he noon offringe; For curteisye, he seyde, he wolde noon. (245-248)
Foolishness and Folly Quotes
He knew nat Catoun, for his wit was rude. (119)
For though that Absolon be wood or wroth, By cause that he fer was from hir sighte, This nye Nicholas stood in his lighte. (291-293)
This carpenter hadde wedded newe a wyf Which that he lovede more than his lyf; Of eightetene yeer she was of age. Jalous he was and heeld hire narwe in cage, For she was wilde and yong, and he was...
And all above there lay a gay sautrie, On which he made a-nyghtes melodie So swetely that all the chambre rong; And Angelus ad virginem he song. (105-108)