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Prologue
Updated: 12/12/2019
Prologue
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  • The Prioress (Nun)-"Her way of smiling very simple and coy." (line 123)-"For courtliness she had a special zest." (line 136)-"Pleasant and friendly in her ways, and straining to counterfeit a courtly kind of grace." (lines 142-143)-"Her nose was elegant, her eyes glass-gray."(linen 156)-"She wore a coral trinket on her arm. " (line 162)
  • The Cook-He "stood alone for boiling chicken and marrow bone." (lines 389-390)-He could "make good thick soup and bake a tasty pie." (line 394)-"...He should have an ulcer on his knee." (line 396)
  • The Wife of Bath-"Her kerchiefs were of finely woven ground; I dared have sworn they weighed a good ten pound." (linens 463-464)-Her hose were of the finest scarlet red." (line 466)-"Bold was her face, handsome, and red in hue." (line 468)-"Large hips, her heels spurred sharply under that." (line 483)
  • The Parson-"A holy-minded man of good renown." (line 487)-"Who truly knew Christ's gospel and would preach it." (line 491)-"Yet he neglected not in rain or thunder, in sickness or in grief, to pay a call." (lines 502-503)-"Upon his feet and in his hand a stave." (line 505)
  • The Summoner-"Who had a fire-red cherubinnish face." (line 642)-"For he had carbuncles. His eyes were narrow." (line 643)-"Black, scabby brows he had, and a thin beard." (line 645)-"Garlic he loved, and onions too, and leeks." (line 652)-"He was a gentle varlet and a kind one." (line 665)--He wore a garland set upon his head." (line 684)
  • The Pardoner-"This Pardoner has hair as yellow as wax." (line 695)-"But for a little cap his head was bare and he had bulging eyeballs, like a hare." (lines 703-704)-"His chin no beard had harbored, nor would harbor." (line 709)-"He had a cross of metal set with stones." (line 719)-"And (well he could) win silver from the crowd. That's why he sang so merrily and loud." (lines 733-734)
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