Compare your translations with the glossed text:12 Til that a man be hent right by the lappe,
lappe: hem (of a garment)
40 Thow nobledest so ferforth oure nature,
45 That of the tryne compas lord and gyde is,
tryne compas: the threefold universe (earth, heaven, sea)
47 Ay heryen; and thou, Virgine wemmelees,
heryen: praise wemmelees: without blemish
60 That whelpes eten somme of the crommes alle
75 O havene of refut, O salvacioun
96 Of "hevene" and "Lia"; and heere, in figurynge,
In figurynge; symbolically
101 Of sapience and for hire thewes cleere;
119 Now have I yow declared what she highte.
highte: was called
140 Ay biddynge in hire orisons ful faste.
192 "Sower of chaast conseil, hierde of us alle,
261 In soothnesse, or in dreem I herkne this?"
276 The world and eek hire chambre gan she weyve;
weyve: abandon, give up
286 For they been dombe, and therto they been deve,
311 And woneth in halkes alwey to and fro,
halkes: hiding places
332 That ther was oother lyf ther men may wone."
363 Which hem apposed, and knew al hire entente,
367 Anon thise martirs that I yow devyse,
devyse: tell, narrate
405 For which Almachius dide hym so bete
dide ... bete: had him beaten
429 Quod she, "that wolden two answeres conclude
448 And goon al quit, if he wole it reneye?"
481 Bothe for to sleen and for to quyken a wight;
quyken: give life to
527 The tormentour, but for no maner chaunce
for no maner chaunce: in no way
547 Seint Urban with his deknes prively
551 Seint Urban halwed it, as he wel myghte;
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 Second Nun's Prologue and Tale (VIII.1-553), paying close attention to meaning and availing yourself of the page glosses, the explanatory notes, and the glossary.
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