The Canterbury Tales: The Second Nun's Tale
by Geoffrey Chaucer
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Combine Middle English with the complicated rime royal stanza and you've got a recipe for complexity, with sentences that twist around like snakes. All is not lost, however: many resources exist to help you get started with Middle English. For these, see the "Best of the Web" section.