Glosses for quiz #3 of the Knight's Tale

(Lines I.1881-2482)

Compare your translations with the glossed text:

1896 Was noon in erthe, as in so litel space;
      space: time

1967 Why sholde I noght as wel eek telle yow al
      eek: also

1978 Of stubbes sharpe and hidouse to biholde,
      stubbes: stumps

1983 Wroght al of burned steel, of which the entree
      burned: burnished

2002 The open werre, with woundes al bibledde;
      with woundes al bibledde; all covered with blood from wounds

2008 The colde deeth, with mouth gapyng upright.
      upright: upwards

2019 The sowe freten the child right in the cradel;
      freten: devour

2101 And sikerly ther trowed many a man
      sikerly;   truly trowed: believed

2116 It were a lusty sighte for to see.
      lusty: pleasing

2125 Ther is no newe gyse that it nas old.
      There is no new fashion (gyse) that has not been old.

2135 His lymes grete, his brawnes harde and stronge,
      lymes greet: large limbs    brawnes: muscles

2162 His sadel was of brend gold newe ybete;
      brend gold: refined (pure) gold     ybete: adorned

2193 He festeth hem, and dooth so greet labour
      dooth so greet labour: makes such an effort

2199 The riche array of Theseus paleys,
      array: adornment

2212 Yet song the larke) and Palamon right tho
      tho: then

2219 And doun he kneleth, and with humble cheere
      cheere: expression

2238 I kepe noght of armes for to yelpe,
      kepe noght: care nothing      yelpe: boast

2289 Hir brighte heer was kembd, untressed al;
      kembd: combed     untressed: loose

2333 But sodeynly she saugh a sighte queynte,
      queynte: curious

2341 For which so soore agast was Emelye
      agast: frightened

2361 For which this Emelye astoned was,
      astoned: astonished

2382 Thanne preye I thee to rewe upon my pyne.
      pyne; pain

2394 And, as I trowe, with love offended moost
      with: by

2431 The statue of Mars bigan his hauberk rynge,
      hauberk: coat of mail

2449 Men may the olde atrenne and noght atrede.
      One can outrun the old but not outwit them.

2457 Myn is the prison in the derke cote;
      cote: cell

Score 4 points for each correct answer; if you made an 80 or more go on to Part 4; if you scored 76 or less, go back and again read carefully through this part (lines I.1881-2482) of the Knight's Tale, paying close attention to the meaning.