Compare your translations with the glossed text:18 He kepte his lay, to which that he was sworn;
lay: religious laws
77 Whil that this kyng sit thus in his nobleye,
nobleye: noble state
92 By ordre, as they seten in the halle,
By ordre: sequentially seten: sat
129 He wayted many a constellacion
constellacion: configuration of the heavenly bodies
154 She shal eek knowe, and whom it wol do boote,
do boote: cure
206 Rehersynge of thise olde poetries,
219 As jogelours pleyen at thise feestes grete."
229 Naturelly, by composiciouns
259 On ebbe, on flood, on gossomer, and on myst,
gossamer: spider web
316 Ye mooten trille a pyn, stant in his ere,
332 In swich a gyse as I shal to yow seyn
362 She was ful mesurable, as wommen be;
378 And seyde, "Madame, whider wil ye goon
389 Arrayed after the lusty seson soote
soote: sweet-smelling, fragrant
401 The knotte why that every tale is toold,
knotte: gist, main point
416 Ran endelong the tree ther-as she stood.
endelong: down the length of
429 Of fremde land; and everemoore, as she stood,
493 Whil that I have a leyser and a space,
leyser: leisure, time space: opportunity
516 And kepeth in semblaunt alle his observaunces
semblaunt: outward appearance
555 Ne were worthy unbokelen his galoche,
unbokelen his galoche: unbuckle his sandal
571 Kepynge the boundes of my worshipe evere.
577 That Fortune wolde that he moste twynne
643 And by hire beddes heed she made a mewe
676 So feelyngly thou spekest, sire, I allow the!
So feelyngly: with such delicate understanding allow: praise
698 A tale or two, or breken his biheste."
breken his biheste: break his promise
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 Squire's Introduction and Tale (V.1-708), paying close attention to meaning and availing yourself of the page glosses, the explanatory notes, and the glossary.
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