The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Tale
(7) Snow Line
Middle English can be tricky, but resources exist to help you get started. (For these, see the "Best of the Web.") Making things a little bit easier, though, is the fact that the form of "The Wife of Bath's Tale" is familiar to anyone whose parents read fairy tales to them when they were a little kid. The familiarity of the genre offsets the difficulty of the Middle English a bit. So we say, bring it on!