Glosses for Quiz on the The Franklin's
Prologue and Tale

(Lines V.709-1624)

Compare your translations with the glossed text:

732 And many a labour, many a greet emprise,
      emprise: chivalric exploit

769 And nat to been constreyned as a thral;
      thral: servant, slave

786 To every wight that kan on governaunce.
      kan on: knows about

811 To seke in armes worshipe and honour --
      worshipe: good reputation

834 The emprentyng of hire consolacioun,
      emprentyng: impression

852 But thanne was that a parcel of hire wo,
      parcel: portion

892 Were sonken into helle for his sake!
      sonken: sunk

909 And craft of mannes hand so curiously
      curiously: skillfully

924 And with good hope lete hir sorwe slyde.
      slyde: slip away

1069 Thanne shal she been evene atte fulle alway,
      evene atte fulle: fully even (with you), in exact opposition

1087 Arveragus, with heele and greet honour,
      heele: well-being

1121 Seken in every halke and every herne
      every halke and every herne: every nook and cranny

1150 And whan hem lyked, voyded it anon.
      voyded: caused it to disappear

1170 In hope for to been lissed of his care.
      lissed: relieved

1223 He made it straunge, and swoor, so God hym save,
      made it straunge: raised difficulties

1240 To Britaigne tooke they the righte way,
      righte: direct

1292 For swiche illusiouns and swiche meschaunces
      meschaunces: evil practices

1314 Nere it that I for yow have swich disese
      disese: distress

1327 Ye woot right wel what ye bihighten me;
      bihighten: promised

1370 They comanded his doghtres for t' areste
      t'areste: seize

1430 That slowe hemself for swich manere cas.
      cas: cause

1495 That he wol putte his wyf in jupartie.
      jupartie: jeopardy

1533 I yow relesse, madame, into youre hond
      relesse: release, set free

1606 This al and som; ther is namoore to seyn."
      al and som: the entire matter

1614 As thou right now were cropen out of the ground,
       were cropen: had crept

 

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 Franklin's Prologue and Tale, paying close attention to meaning and availing yourself of the page glosses, the explanatory notes, and the glossary.

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