Compare your translations with the glossed text:22 "Hooste," quod he, "I am under youre yerde;
under youre yerde: under your authority
122 And deeth manaceth every age, and smyt
smyt (= smyteth), smites, strikes
140 Wherfore we pray you hastily to wyve."
wyve: take a wife
201 Hadden hir beestes and hir herbergage,
229 And ay she kepte hir fadres lyf on-lofte
kepte ... on-lofte: sustained
270 And of his retenue the bachelrye,
And the knights in his service
327 To be my wyf and reule hire after me.
reule hire after me: conduct herself as I decide
348 But thise demandes axe I first," quod he,
422 Wedded with fortunat honestetee,
honestetee: honor, virtue
455 Nedelees, God woot, he thoghte hire for t'affraye.
t'affraye: to frighten
480 Unto my gentils ye be no thyng so.
572 That beestes ne no briddes it torace."
briddes: birds torace: tear to pieces
628 The murmur sleeth myn herte and my corage,
706 Right so this markys fulliche hath purposed
797 That in greet lordshipe, if I wel avyse,
wel avyse: judge rightly
817 Maken comparison; it is no nay.
is no nay: can not be denied
886 But swich a smok as I was wont to were,
smok: simple garment, undergarment
917 By dayes fele than at hire mariage.
976 And peyned hire to doon al that she myghte,
peyned hire: took pains
997 Delitynge evere in rumbul that is newe,
1018 That no defaute no man aperceyveth,
defaute: any fault
1095 That crueel houndes or som foul vermyne
vermyne: animal pests
1103 The children from hire arm they gonne arace.
arace: tear away
1124 Til on the welkne shoon the sterres lyght.
1168 With bras, that thogh the coyne be fair at ye,
at ye: to look at
Score 4 points for each correct answer; if you made an 80 or more, congratulations. If you scored 76 or less, go back and again read carefully through of The Clerk's Prologue and Tale (I.1-1212), paying close attention to meaning and availing yourself of the page glosses, the explanatory notes, and the glossary.
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