Compare your translations with the glossed text:27 That toward Caunterbury wolden ryde.
wolden: desired, intended to
31 So hadde I spoken with hem everichon
everichon: every one
38 To telle yow al the condicioun
condicioun: state, circumstances
49 As wel in cristendom as in hethenesse,
hethenesse: heathen lands
54 In Lettow hadde he reysed and in Ruce,
reysed: ridden on raids
65 Somtyme with the lord of Palatye
Somtyme: once, at one time
71 In al his lyf unto no maner wight.
no maner wight: any sort of person
85 And he hadde been somtyme in chyvachie
in chyvachie: on a cavalry expedition
94 Wel koude he sitte on hors and faire ryde.
koude: knew how to
101 A YEMAN hadde he and servantz namo
Yeman: yeoman: freeborn servant; namo: no other
114 Harneised wel and sharp as point of spere;
121 And she was cleped madame Eglentyne.
124 And Frenssh she spak ful faire and fetisly,
132 In curteisie was set ful muchel hir lest.
Her greatest pleasure (lest) was in good manners (curteisie).
152 Hir nose tretys, hir eyen greye as glas,
tretys: well formed
155 It was almoost a spanne brood, I trowe;
spanne brood: about seven to nine inches wide; trowe: believe
167 A manly man, to been an abbot able.
manly: generous, virile
189 Therfore he was a prikasour aright:
prikasour: horseman, hunter on horseback; aright: certainly
192 Was al his lust, for no cost wolde he spare.
205 He was nat pale as a forpyned goost.
forpyned goost: tormented spirit
211 So muchel of daliaunce and fair langage.
muchel: much; daliaunce: sociability
217 And eek with worthy wommen of the toun;
224 Ther as he wiste to have a good pitaunce.
227 For if he yaf, he dorste make avaunt,
For if a man gave, he (the Friar) dared to assert
232 Men moote yeve silver to the povre freres.
moote yeve: must give
267 His eyen twynkled in his heed aryght
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