Glosses for quiz #2 of the Prioress's Tale

(Lines VII.453-691)

Compare your translations with the glossed text:

572 I seye that in a wardrobe they hym threwe
      wardrobe: privy

579 O martir, sowded to virginitee,
      sowded: firmly united

580 Now maystow syngen, folwynge evere in oon
      evere in oon: always, continually

583 In Pathmos wroot, which seith that they that goon
      wroot: wrote

600 She frayneth and she preyeth pitously
      frayneth: asks

602 To telle hire if hir child wente oght forby.
      oght: at all

611 Ther he with throte ykorven lay upright,
      ykorven: cut through

618 And herieth Crist that is of hevene kyng,
      herieth: praises

620 And after that the Jewes leet he bynde.
      leet he bynde: he had bound

626 Unnethe myghte the peple that was theere
      Unnethe: hardly

628 With torment and with shameful deeth echon,
      torment: torture  echon: each one

629 This provost dooth thise Jewes for to sterve
      sterve: die

631 He nolde no swich cursednesse observe.
      observe: respect, observe (a practice)

636 Biforn the chief auter, whil the masse laste;
      auter: altar

640 Yet spak this child, whan spreynd was hooly water,
      spreynd: sprinkled

645 And seyde, "O deere child, I halse thee,
      halse: beseech

648 Sith that thy throte is kut to my semynge?"
      to my semynge: as it seems to me

650 Seyde this child, "and as by wey of kynde
      by wey of kynde: in the natural course of things

658 And whan that I my lyf sholde forlete,
      forlete: lose

675 And gruf he fil al plat upon the grounde,
      gruf: face down  plat: flat

As in the previous quiz, give yourself a grade (4 points for each correct answer): If you get a score of 80 or better, you are doing well. If you got 75 or less, you should go back over this part of the Prioress's Tale, paying close attention to meaning and availing yourself of the page glosses, the explanatory notes, and the glossary.
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