The Canterbury Tales: The Second Nun's Tale
by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales: The Second Nun's Tale Quotes
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Thou confort of us wrecches, do me endite Thy maydens deeth, that wan thurgh hir merite The eterneel lyf, and of the feend victorie, As man may after reden in hir storie. (32 – 35)
This mayden, bright Cecilie, as hir lyf seith, Was comen of Romayns, and of noble kynde, And from hir cradel up fostred in the feith Of Crist, and bar his gospel in hir mynde. (120 – 123)
Valerian, corrected as God wolde, Answerde agayn, 'If I shal trusten thee, Lat me that aungel se, and hym biholde, And if that it a verray aungel bee, Thanne wol I doon as thou hast prayed me. And...
Wisdom and Knowledge Quotes
Cecile may eek be seyd, in this manere, 'Wantynge of blyndnesse,' for hir grete light Of sapience, and for hire thewes cleere. (99 – 101)
Justice and Judgment Quotes
And though men dradded nevere for to dye, Yet seen men wel by resoun, doutelees, That ydelnesse is roten slogardye. (15 - 17)
Thou confort of us wrecches, do me endite Thy maydens deeth, that wan thurgh hir merite The eterneel yf, and of the feend victorie. (32 - 24)
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