Glosses for quiz #3 on the General Prologue

(Lines I.445-668)

Compare your translations with the glosses:

447 Of clooth-makyng she hadde swich an haunt
      haunt: skill

454 I dorste swere they weyeden ten pound
      dorste swere: dare swear weyeden: weighed

462 But thereof nedeth nat to speke as nowthe.
      as nowthe: now

473 And on hir feet a paire of spores sharpe.
      spores: spurs

502 No wonder is a lewed man to ruste;
      lewed man: uneducated man, layman

508 And leet his sheep encombred in the myre
   leet: left encombred: stuck

517 Ne of his speche daungerous ne digne,
    daungerous: domineering digne: haughty

513 So that the wolf ne made it nat myscarie;
      myscarie: go wrong

525 He waited after no pompe and reverence,
      waited after: expected

532 Lyvynge in pees and parfit charitee.
      pees: peace

537 For Cristes sake, for every povre wight,
      wight: person

544 A MAUNCIPLE, and myself -- ther were namo.
      namo: no more, no others

554 Upon the cop right of his nose he hade
      cop: top

563 And yet he hadde a thombe of gold, pardee.
      pardee: indeed

568 Of which achatours myghte take exemple
      achatours: buyers myghte: could

578 Of which ther were a duszeyne in that hous
      duszeyne: dozen

583 Or lyve as scarsly as hym list desire;
      as scarsly as hym list desire: as economically as he pleased

593 Wel koude he kepe a gerner and a bynne;
      gerner: granary bynne: bin (for storing grain)

604 That he ne knew his sleighte and his covyne;
      sleighte: trickery covyne: treachery

609 Ful riche he was astored pryvely.
      riche: richly astored: provided pryvely: secretly

616 That was al pomely grey and highte Scot.
      pomely: dapple highte: was called

622 And evere he rood the hyndreste of oure route.
      hyndreste: last route: company

627 With scalled browes blake and piled berd.
      scalled: infected with the scall, a skin disease piled: with hair fallen out

643 Kan clepen "Watte" as wel as kan the pope.
      clepen 'Watte': say "Walter"

653 And if he foond owher a good felawe,
      owher: anywhere

660 Of cursyng oghte ech gilty man him drede,
      cursyng: excommunication him drede: be afraid

Give yourself 4 ponts for each correct answer. If you scored 80 or more, go on with your reading of the last part of the General prologue. If you scored 76 or less, again read carefully through this part ( lines 445-668) of the General Prologue, paying close attention to meaning.