Test again your basic vocabulary
(Part III, Lines 307-434 of the Shipman's Tale)

 

Here is a final set of common words that frequently appear in Chaucer's text.

Jot down your translation of each of the bold-faced words in the lines below:

310 In al the hous ther nas so litel a knave,

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

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;

428 And for to chide it nere but folie,

431 But, by thy lyf, ne be namoore so large.

434 Taillynge ynough unto oure lyves ende. Amen

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