Wife of Baths Tale part two


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  • He traveled by ship to a hot country.
  • "What do Women Most Desire?"
  • "Fun of coarse! Fun and laughter and love and music and passion and the clash of the moon spark and the stars, and to stay young forever!"
  • "Old woman! Boil my shirt, for I have slept in it this year past, and today I must present myself befor the Queen of England."
  • "Mind your own business, and boil the shirt. I'm sick and tired of asking What Women Most Desire."
  • "What's this then? Love, Money, Passion Beauty, Children...These are the stuff of women's wishes!"
  • So it was that he came to be riding at a gallop through the Forests of Dean on the last day, when he saw an old crone boiling up water in a cauldron.
  • "I'd gladly marry even you, Dame Cockroach, for the sake of the right answer
  • "What Women Most Desire is to have their own way in everything."
  • "What Women Most Desire? Oh I can tell you that. But my answer has a price. What I desire most is to marry a handsome knight just like you. If I tell you the answer you have would to marry me.
  • "I hardly expected to see you again, boy."
  • "Madam, I have a thousand. What Women Most Desire is to have their own way in everything.
  • "Oh! Sorcery! No man ever worked that out for himself! I'm glad you have saved your life, Sir Salvio, but who told you the answer?"
  • "And have you found the answer to my riddle?"
  • "Lord, be merciful and cut off my head."
  • "I did Queen Guinevere, I told this fair knight the answer, and in return he promised to marry me...Don't look so surprised to see me, sweetheart. I jumped up behind you as you put on your shirt. I did not want to delay our marrage by so much as a single day.
  • "Take my horse, take my sword. Take everything I own, but spare my body.
  • "Nay, for that would deprive me of my reward. I claim my husband, and th law must give him to me!"
  • "I am yours to command now, husband, yours as much as your horse or your sword!"
  • "I'll sleep in the next room, lady."
  • "Your an ugly old washerwoman, that's all."
  • "In all of my travels during this last year, I have not met one pretty woman I would trust."
  • "Why I thought you'd be glad! A pretty wife is often a worry to a man. All the time he's away, he has it in mind to wonder, 'What is she doing now? Which of my friends is flirting with her?'
  • "Is that any way to behave on your wedding night? What have I done, nothing but save your life by answering the queens riddle."
  • "Nay for then we would not be married! Man and wife should sleep in the same bed."
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