wife of bath

wife of bath

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  • "A woman wants the same self-sovereignty over the husband as over her lover, and master him; he must not be above her" (214-217).
  • "And on the word up started the old wife, the one the knight saw sitting on the green"(222-223)
  • "Before this court I ask you then, sir knight, to keep your word and take me for your wife; for well you know that I saved your life"(230-233).
  • "For God's love think of a new request, take all of my goods, but leave my body free"(236-237).
  • "You have two choices; which one will you try? To have me old and ugly till I die, but still loyal, true. and humble wife that never will displease you all her life, or would you rather I were young and pretty and chance your arm what happens in a city where friends will visit you because of me"(395-401).
  • "And when indeed the knight had looked to see, Lo, she was young and lovely, rich in charms. In ecstasy he caught her in his arms, his heart went bathing in a bath of blisses and melted in a hundred thousand kisses"(426-430).
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