Test Again Your Basic Vocabulary
(Part II, Lines 158-306 of the Shipman's Tale)


Here is another set of common words in Lines 158-306 of the Shipman's Tale. Jot down your translation of each of the bold-faced words in the lines below:
166 God shilde I sholde it tellen, for his grace!

175 They wolde that hir housbondes sholde be

178 But by that ilke Lord that for us bledde,

181 An hundred frankes, or ellis I am lorn.

185 I nere but lost; and therfore I yow preye,

197 I have," quod he, "on yow so greet a routhe

210 And bad the cookes that they sholde hem hye,

226 For of us chapmen, also God me save,

236 Upon this queynte world t'avyse me,

241 For which, my deere wyf, I thee biseke,

247 Thee lakketh noon array ne no vitaille;

249 And with that word his countour-dore he shette,

259 God and Seint Austyn spede yow and gyde!

294 And prively he took hem to daun John.

297 They drynke, and speke, and rome a while and pleye,

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