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I totally posted this, this morning.. but privately. LOL. Whoops! [Sep. 24th, 2005|06:22 pm]
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A worthy woman there was from near the city
Of Bath, but somewhat deaf, and more's the
pity.
For weaving she possessed so great a bent
She outdid the people of Ypres and Ghent.
No other woman dreamed of such a thing
As to precede her at the offering,
Or if any did, she fellin such a wrath
She dried up all the charity in Bath.
She wore fine kerchiefs of old-fashioned air,
And on a Sunday morning, I could swear,
She had ten pounds of linen on her head.
Her stockings were of finest scarlet-red,
Laced tightly, and her shoes were soft and new.
Bold was her face, and fair, and red in hue.
She had been an excellent woman all her life.
Five men in turn had taken her to wife,
Omitting other youthful company--
But let that pass for now! Over the sea
She had traveled freely; many a distant stream
She crossed, and visited Jerusalem
Three times. She had been at Rome and at
Boulogne,
At the shrile of Pompostella, and at Cologne.
She had wandered by the way through many a
scene.
Her teeth were set with little gaps between.
Easily on her ambling horse she sat.
She was well whimpled, and she wore a hat
As wide in circuit as a shield of targe.
A skirt swathed up her hips, and they were
large.
Upon her feet she wore sharp-roweled spurs.
She was a good fellow; a ready tongue was hers.
All remedies of love she knew by name,
For she had all the tricks of that old game.
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From: nyguen9
2005-09-24 04:50 pm (UTC)
I'm going to pat myself on the back for reading that whole thing before commenting. I could have been first, but for you random I shall give one of those "comments of substance". *or at least try*

Hmmmm, at first I wanted to think it was Cantenbury Tales, but its been so long since I read it. Sounds like a good ole bird!
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From: nyguen9
2005-09-24 04:51 pm (UTC)
*high-five* I still got first? Where is everyone...oh right, I don't have a life.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-24 05:14 pm (UTC)
No, you have a life. :) I think the length scared people. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-24 05:13 pm (UTC)
*pats you on the back too!* I was hoping someone would. :) It appears that the lack of brevity of this post scared people away!

And.. for the record... :) It IS Chaucer!

Way to go!!!!!! *applauds!*
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From: nyguen9
2005-09-24 05:19 pm (UTC)
Sweet! It's been since sr year, so I didn't know for sure.

*off to turn the bacon*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-24 05:21 pm (UTC)
Apparently your memory is good. :)
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From: greensmock
2005-09-24 05:22 pm (UTC)
The Wife of Bath's Prologue, I think. A wonderful prologue to an okay tale, but I still like The Miller's Tale the best. Chaucer's women are amazing.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-24 05:24 pm (UTC)
I am fond of both, and yes, you are right on the money! :)
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[User Picture]From: imperfect
2005-09-24 06:17 pm (UTC)
That poems really pretty.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-24 06:53 pm (UTC)
Not mine, unfortunately, or I'd be a bloody bard! ;) Chaucer, we have to thank for it.
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From: bonita_chiquita
2005-09-24 06:41 pm (UTC)
I totally just read that prologue in english class last week.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-24 06:53 pm (UTC)
Dude! I seem to have like a second sense about these sort of things with people.
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[User Picture]From: you_failed_me
2005-09-24 08:56 pm (UTC)
i just had to read that like 3 days ago for part of my english project.

YOU'RE READING MY MIND!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-25 09:25 pm (UTC)
Haha! Two of you had to read it this past week.

Needless to say.. I rock! ;)
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From: hymn
2005-09-25 01:38 am (UTC)
this seems fimiliar
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From: smrtblondg
2005-09-25 07:36 am (UTC)
the poem or random reading minds?
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From: hymn
2005-09-25 04:17 pm (UTC)
the poem
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From: hymn
2005-09-25 04:18 pm (UTC)
random reading minds is a given on any day of the week that ends with "y"
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-25 09:49 pm (UTC)
But of course! ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-25 09:37 pm (UTC)
teeheehee.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-25 09:36 pm (UTC)
Chaucer. :)
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From: krazykat218
2005-09-25 09:00 am (UTC)
I totally JUST read this like 2 days ago...we're studying it in English class. So far I'm lovin' the Wife of Bath...such a slut she is :-)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-25 09:38 pm (UTC)
She's my favorite too. I love her. ;) Good times. Three now. Crazy. Apparently I picked a good time to post it!
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[User Picture]From: tjousk
2005-09-25 03:13 pm (UTC)
heh, it seems everyone's read that but me.
Thank you for helping me become slightly more cultured (:
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-09-25 09:47 pm (UTC)
But of course! Now you will have to read more. :)
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