The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue Quotes
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'Experience, though noon auctoritee Were in this world, is right y-nough for me To speke of wo that is in mariage. For lordinges, sith I twelf yeer was of age, Thonked be God that is eterne on lyve...
But wel I woot expres, withoute lye, God bad us for to wexe and multiplye: That gentil text can I wel understonde. (27-29)
Women and Femininity Quotes
A wys womman wol bisye hire evere in oon To gete hire love, ye, ther as she hath noon. (215-216)
Th'Apostel, whan he speketh of maydenhede, He seyde that precept therof hadde he noon. Men may conseille a womman to been oon, But conseilling is no comandement: He putte it in oure owene jugement....
Yblessed be God, that I have wedded fyve; (Of whiche I have pyked out the beste, Bothe of here nether purs and of here cheste.) (44-46)
Literature and Writing Quotes
Experience, thou noon auctoritee Were in this world, were right ynogh to me To speke of wo that is in mariage. (1-3)
Old Age Quotes
Yet herde I nevere tellen in myn age Upon this nombre diffinicioun. (24-25)
I have the power durynge al my lyf Upon his propre body, and noght he. Right thus the Apostel tolde it unto me, And bad oure housbondes for to love us weel. Al this sentence me liketh every deel. (...