Glosses for quiz #1 of the Physician's Tale

(Lines VI.1-286)

Compare your translations with the glossed text:

15 Or grave, or peynte; for I dar wel seyn
      grave: carve

25 My lord and I been ful of oon accord.
      ful of oon accord: completely in accord

47 With mesure eek of beryng and array.
      mesure: moderation     beryng: bearing, demeanor

54 Sownynge in vertu and in gentillesse.
      sownynge in: conducing to

64 Where likly was to treten of folye,
      treten of: speak about

78 Or elles ye han falle in freletee,
      freletee: frailty

79 And knowen wel ynough the olde daunce,
      olde daunce: tricks of the trade, game of love

80 And han forsaken fully swich meschaunce
      meschaunce: misconduct

84 His likerousnesse and al his olde craft,
      likerousnesse: greedy appetite

86 Now kepeth wel, for if ye wole, ye kan.
      kepeth wel: take good care

91 Of alle tresons sovereyn pestilence
      sovereyn pestilence: the supreme wickedness

100 If that they doon, ye shul it deere abeye.
      it deere abeye: pay dearly for it

102 The wolf hath many a sheep and lamb torent.
      torent: torn to pieces

116 And glad is of his sorwe and his unheele.
      unheele: misery

125 As she cam forby ther as this juge stood.
      cam forby ther as: came past where

131 And taughte hym sodeynly that he by slyghte
      slyghte: trickery

147 Glad was this juge, and maked him greet cheere,
      maked him greet cheere: was very friendly to him

164 This false cherl cam forth a ful greet pas,
      a ful greet pas: at a rapid pace, hurriedly

176 And right anon was rad this cursed bille;
      rad: read

183 My servant, which that is my thral by right,
      thral: servant, slave

200 Thou shalt no lenger in thyn hous hir save.
      save: keep

208 And leet anon his deere doghter calle,
      leet ... calle: had ... called

227 Allas, that evere Apius the say!
      the say: saw you

280 The worm of conscience may agryse
      agryse: tremble for fear

285 Therfore I rede yow this conseil take:
      rede: advise

 

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 Physician's Tale (VI.1-286), paying close attention to meaning and availing yourself of the page glosses, the explanatory notes, and the glossary.

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