Here are the glosses for the words on the quiz. Again, if the meaning is obscure even with the gloss, check the lines in the interlinear translation (use the search button on your browser -- Control F in netscape -- and search for the line numbers); then use the back button to return here.310 In al the hous ther nas so litel a knave,Once again make a list of the words that you did not know and, if you missed a good many, read again lines 307-434 of The Shipman's Tale.
314 This faire wyf acorded with daun John
328 And telleth hire that chaffare is so deere
341 As freendes doon whan they been met yfeere.
345 Thanked be God, al hool his marchandise,
350 That ye in heele ar comen hom agayn.
361 Oure abbot wole out of this toun anon,
369 And hoom he gooth, murie as a papejay,
374 As she was wont of oold usage algate,
377 Whan it was day, this marchant gan embrace
did embrace, embraced
388 Ye sholde han warned me, er I had gon,
399 I myghte hym axe a thing that he hath payed."
406 For, God it woot, I wende, withouten doute,
419 And nat on wast, bistowed every deel;
423 Ye shal my joly body have to wedde;
as a pledge
428 And for to chide it nere but folie,
were (nere = ne were), would be nothing but folly
431 But, by thy lyf, ne be namoore so large.
434 Taillynge ynough unto oure lyves ende. Amen
end of our lives
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