The Canterbury Tales: The Reeve's Tale
by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales: The Reeve's Tale Rules and Order Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Line). We used the line numbering found on Librarius's online edition.
Thus have I quyt the Millere in my tale.
The Reeve declares himself to have "quyt" the Miller with his tale. The Middle English verb "quiten" means to repay, but also to take revenge. The Reeve views his tale as revenge upon the Miller because of the way in which a fictional miller is punished in the course of it.