The Canterbury Tales: The Nun's Priest's Epilogue
"Sire Nonnes Preest
," oure Hooste seide anoon,
be thy breche, and every stoon!
This was a murie tale of Chauntecleer
But by my trouthe, if thou were seculer
Thou woldest ben a trede-foul
For if thou have corage
as thou hast myght,
Thee were nede of hennes, as I wene,
Ya, moo than seven tymes seventene.
See, whiche braunes hath this gentil preest,
So gret a nekke, and swich a large breest!
He loketh as a sperhauk with his yen;
Him nedeth nat his colour for to dyen
With brasile, ne with greyn of pPortyngalemerie
Seide unto another, as ye shuln heere.
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