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首页 坎特伯雷故事集(英文版)

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坎特伯雷故事集(英文版)

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简介:本文档为《坎特伯雷故事集(英文版)doc》,可适用于职业岗位领域

TheCanterburyTalesbyGeoffreyChaucer()TheGeneralPrologueHerebeginstheBookoftheTalesofCanterburyWhenAprilwithhisshowerssweetwithfruitThedroughtofMarchhaspierceduntotherootAndbathedeachveinwithliquorthathaspowerTogeneratethereinandsiretheflowerWhenZephyralsohas,withhissweetbreath,Quickenedagain,ineveryholtandheath,Thetendershootsandbuds,andtheyoungsunIntotheRamonehalfhiscoursehasrun,AndmanylittlebirdsmakemelodyThatsleepthroughallthenightwithopeneye(SoNaturepricksthemontorampandrage)Thendofolklongtogoonpilgrimage,Andpalmerstogoseekingoutstrangestrands,TodistantshrineswellknowninsundrylandsAndspeciallyfromeveryshire'sendOfEnglandtheytoCanterburywend,TheholyblessedmartyrtheretoseekWhohelpedthemwhentheylaysoillandwealBefellthat,inthatseason,onadayInSouthwark,attheTabard,asIlayReadytostartuponmypilgrimageToCanterbury,fullofdevouthomage,TherecameatnightfalltothathostelrySomenineandtwentyinacompanyOfsundrypersonswhohadchancedtofallInfellowship,andpilgrimsweretheyallThattowardCanterburytownwouldetjumpswithsoreaffrightNowGod,"criedhe,"myvisionreadarightAndkeepmybodyoutoffoulprison!Idreamed,thatwhileIwanderedupanddownWithinouryard,IsawthereastrangebeastWaslikeadog,andhe'dhavemadeafeastUponmybody,andhavehadmedeadHiscolouryellowwasandsomewhatredAndtippedhistailwas,aswerebothhisears,Withblack,unliketherest,asitappearsHissnoutwassmallandgleamingwaseacheyeRememberinghowhelooked,almostIdieAndallthiscausedmygroaning,Iconfess""Aha,"saidshe,"fieonyou,spiritless!Alas!"criedshe,"forbythatGodabove,NowhaveyoulostmyheartandallmyloveIcannotloveacoward,bymyfaithFortruly,whatsoeverwomansaith,Wealldesire,ifonlyitmaybe,Tohaveahusbandhardy,wise,andfree,Andtrustworthy,noniggard,andnofool,Noronethatisafraidofeverytool,Noryetabraggart,bythatGodabove!Howdareyousay,forshame,untoyourloveThatthereisanythingthatyouhavefearedHaveyounotman'sheart,andyethaveabeardAlas!AndareyoufrightenedbyavisionDreamsare,Godknows,amatterforderisionVisionsaregeneratedbyrepletionsAndvapoursandthebody'sbadsecretionsOfhumoursoverabundantinawightSurelythisdream,whichyouhavehadtonight,ComesonlyofthesuperfluityOfyourbiliousirascibility,WhichcausesfolktoshiverintheirdreamsForarrowsandforflameswithlongredgleams,Forgreatbeastsinthefearthattheywillbite,ForquarrelsandforwolfwhelpsgreatandslightJustasthehumourofmelancholyCausesfullmanyaman,insleep,tocry,Forfearofblackbearsorofbullsallblack,OrlestblackdevilsputtheminasackOfotherhumourscouldItellalso,Thatbring,tomanyasleepingman,greatwoeButI'llpassonaslightlyasIcan"Lo,Cato,andhewasafullwiseman,Saidhenot,weshouldtroublenotfordreamsNow,sir,"saidshe,"whenweflyfromthebeams,ForGod'slovegoandtakesomelaxativeOnperilofmysoul,andasIlive,Icounselyouthebest,Iwillnotlie,ThatbothforcholerandformelancholyYoupurgeyourselfandsinceyoushouldn'ttarry,Andonthisfarmthere'snoapothecary,IwillmyselfgofindsomeherbsforyouThatwillbegoodforhealthandpeckertooAndinourownyardalltheseherbsI'llfind,ThewhichhavepropertiesofproperkindTopurgeyouunderneathandupaboveForgetthisnot,now,forGod'sverylove!YouaresoverycholericofcomplexionBewarethemountingsunandalldejection,NorgetyourselfwithsuddenhumourshotForifyoudo,IdarewelllayagroatThatyoushallhavethetertianfever'spain,OrsomeaguethatmaywellbeyourbaneAdayortwoyoushallhavedigestivesOfwormsbeforeyoutakeyourlaxativesOflaurel,centuary,andfumitory,Orelseofhelleborepurificatory,Orcaperspurge,orelseofdogwoodberry,Orherbivy,allinouryardsomerryPeckthemjustastheygrowandgulptheminBemerry,husband,foryourfather'skin!DreadnomoredreamsAndIcansaynomore""Madam,"saidhe,"gramercyforyourloreNevertheless,notrunningCatodown,Whohadforwisdomsuchahighrenown,Andthoughhesaystoholdnodreamsindread,ByGod,menhave,inmanyoldbooks,readOfmanyamanmoreanauthorityThateverCatowas,praypardonme,Whosayjustthereverseofhissentence,AndhavefoundoutbylongexperienceThatdreams,indeed,aregoodsignifications,AsmuchofjoysasofalltribulationsThatfolkendurehereinthislifepresentThereisnoneedtomakeanargumentTheveryproofofthisisshownindeed"OneofthegreatestauthorsthatmenreadSaysthus:ThatonatimetwocomradeswentOnpilgrimage,andallingoodintentAnditsochancedtheycameintoatownWheretherewassuchacrowding,upanddown,Ofpeople,andsolittleharbourage,ThattheyfoundnotsomuchasonecottageWhereinthetwoofthemmightshelteredbeWhereforetheymust,asofnecessity,Forthatonenightatleast,partcompanyAndeachwenttoadifferenthostelryAndtooksuchlodgmentastohimdidfallNowoneofthemwaslodgedwithinastall,Farinayard,withoxenoftheplowThatothermanfoundshelterfairenow,Aswashisluck,orwashisgoodfortune,Whatever'tisthatgovernsus,eachone"Soitbefellthat,longereitwasday,Thislastmandreamedinbed,astherehelay,Thathispoorfellowdiduntohimcall,Saying:'Alas!Forinanox'sstallThisnightshallIbemurderedwhereIlieNowhelpme,brotherdear,beforeIdieComeinallhastetome''TwasthushesaidThismanwokeoutofsleep,then,allafraidButwhenhe'dwakenedfullyfromhissleep,Heturneduponhispillow,yawningdeep,ThinkinghisdreamwasbutafantasyAndthenagain,whilesleeping,thusdreamedheAndthenathirdtimecameavoicethatsaid(Orsohethought):'Now,comrade,IamdeadBeholdmybloodywounds,sowideanddeep!Earlyarisetomorrowfromyoursleep,Andatthewestgateofthetown,'saidhe,Awagonfullofdungthereshallyousee,WhereinishidmybodycraftilyDoyouarrestthiswagonrightboldlyTheykilledmeforwhatmoneytheycouldgainAndtoldineverypointhowhe'dbeenslain,WithamostpitifulfaceandpaleofhueAndtrustmewell,thisdreamdidallcometrueForonthemorrow,soonasitwasday,Untohiscomrade'sinnhetookthewayAndwhenhe'dcomeintothatox'sstall,Uponhisfellowhebegantocall"Thekeeperoftheplacerepliedanon,Andsaidhe:'Sir,yourfriendisupandgoneAssoonasdaybrokehewentoutoftown'Thisman,then,feltsuspicioninhimgrown,Rememberingthedreamthathehadhad,Andforthhewent,nolongertarrying,sad,Untothewestgateofthetown,andfoundAdungcartonitswaytodumpingground,AnditwasjustthesameineverywiseAsyouhaveheardthedeadmanadvertiseAndwithahardyhearthethendidcryVengeanceandjusticeonthisfelony:'Mycomradehasbeenmurderedinthenight,Andinthisverycartlies,faceuprightIcrytoalltheofficers,'saidhe'ThatoughttokeepthepeaceinthiscityAlas,alas,hereliesmycomradeslain!'"WhyshouldIlongerwiththistaledetainThepeopleroseandturnedthecarttoground,AndinthecenterofthedungtheyfoundThedeadman,latelymurderedinhissleep"OBlessedGod,Whoartsotrueanddeep!Lo,howThoudostturnmurderoutalway!Murderwillout,weseeiteverydayMurder'ssohatefulandabominableToGod,Whoissojustandreasonable,ThatHe'llnotsufferthatithiddenbeThoughitmayskulkayear,ortwo,orthree,Murderwillout,andIconcludethereonImmediatelytherulersofthattown,TheytookthecarterandsosoretheyrackedHimandthehost,untiltheirboneswerecracked,Thattheyconfessedtheirwickednessanon,Andhangedtheybothwerebytheneck,andsoon"HeremaymenseethatdreamsarethingstodreadAndcertainly,inthatsamebookIread,Rightintheverychapterafterthis(Ispoofnot,asImayhavejoyandbliss),Oftwomenwhowouldvoyageoversea,Forsomecause,anduntoafarcountry,Ifbutthewindshadnotbeenallcontrary,Causingthembothwithinatowntotarry,WhichtownwasbuildednearthehavensideButthen,oneday,alongtowardeventide,ThewinddidchangeandblowassuitedbestJollyandgladtheywentuntotheirrestAndwerepreparedrightearlyfortosailButuntoonewastoldamarveloustaleForoneofthem,asleepingashelay,DiddreamawondrousdreamereitwasdayHethoughtastrangemanstoodbyhisbedsideAnddidcommandhim,heshouldthereabide,Andsaidtohim:'Ifyoutomorrowwend,Youshallbedrownedmytaleisatanend'Hewokeandtoldhisfellowwhathe'dmetAndprayedhimquitthevoyageandforgetForjustonedayheprayedhimtheretobideHiscomrade,whowaslyingtherebeside,Begantolaughandscornedhimlongandfast'Nodream,'saidhe,'maymakemyheartaghast,SothatI'llquitmybusinessforsuchthingsIdonotcareastrawforyourdreamings,ForvisionsarebutfantasiesandjapesMendream,why,everyday,ofowlsandapes,AndmanyawildphantasmtherewithalMendreamofwhathasneverbeen,norshallButsinceIseethatyouwillhereabide,Andthusforgothisfairwindandthistide,GodknowsI'msorrynevertheless,goodday!'"AndthushetookhisleaveandwenthiswayButlongbeforethehalfhiscoursehe'dsailed,Iknownotwhy,norwhatitwasthatfailed,Butcasuallythevessel'sbottomrent,Andshipandmenunderthewaterwent,Insightofothershipsweretherebeside,Thewhichhadsailedwiththatsamewindandtide"Andtherefore,prettyPertelote,mydear,BysucholdtimeexamplesmayyouhearAndlearnthatnomanshouldbetoorecklessOfdreams,forIcantellyou,fairmistress,Thatmanyadreamissomethingwelltodread"Whyinthe'Life'ofSaintKenelmIread(WhowasKenelphus'son,thenoblekingOfMercia),howKenelmdreamedathingAwhileerehewasmurdered,sotheysay,Hisowndeathinavisionsaw,onedayHisnurseinterpreted,asrecordstell,Thatvision,biddinghimtoguardhimwellFromtreasonbuthewasbutsevenyearsold,Andtherefore'twasbutlittlehe'dbeentoldOfanydream,soholywashisheartByGod!I'dratherthanretainmyshirtThatyouhadreadthislegend,ashaveIDamePertelote,Itellyouverily,Macrobius,whowroteofScipioTheAfricanavisionlongago,Heholdsbydreams,sayingthattheyhavebeenWarningsofthingsthatmenhavelaterseen"Andfurthermore,IprayyoutolookwellIntheOldTestamentatDaniel,WhetherhehelddreamsformerevanityRead,too,ofJoseph,andyouthereshallseeWheredreamshavesometimesbeen(Isaynotall)Warningsofthingsthat,afterdidbefallConsiderEgypt'sking,DanPharaoh,Hisbakerandhisbutler,thesealso,WhethertheyknewofnoeffectfromdreamsWhosowillreadofsundryrealmsthethemesMaylearnofdreamsfullmanyawondrousthingLo,Croesus,whowasonceofLydiaking,Dreamedhenotthathesatuponatree,WhichsignifiedthathangedhighheshouldbeLo,howAndromache,greatHector'swife,OnthatsamedaywhenHectorlosthislife,ShedreamedupontheverynightbeforeThatHector'slifeshouldbelostevermore,Ifonthatdayhebattled,withoutfailShewarnedhim,butnowarningcouldavailHewenttofight,despiteallauspices,AndsowasshortlyslainbyAchillesButthatsametaleisalltoolongtotell,And,too,it'snearlyday,ImustnotdwellUponthisIbutsay,concludinghere,ThatfromthisvisionIhavecausetofearAdversityandIsay,furthermore,ThatIdosetbylaxativesnostore,Fortheyarepoisonous,IknowitwellThemIdefyandlovenot,truthtotell"ButletusspeakofmirthandstopallthisMyladyPertelote,onhopeofbliss,InonerespectGod'sgivenmemuchgraceForwhenIseethebeautyofyourface,Youaresorosyredbeneatheacheye,ItmakesmydreadfulterrorwhollydieForthereistruthinInprincipioMulieresthominisconfusio(Madam,themeaningofthislatinis,Womanisman'sdelightandallhisbliss)ForwhenIfeelatnightyourtenderside,AlthoughIcannotthenuponyouride,Becauseourperchsonarrowis,alas!IamsofullofjoyandallsolaceThatIdefy,then,vision,ayeanddream"Andwiththatwordheflewdownfromthebeam,Foritwasday,anddownwenthishensallAndwithacluckhethembegantocall,ForhehadfoundsomecornwithintheyardRegalhewas,andfearshediddiscardHefeatheredPertelotefullmanyatimeAndtwentytimeshetrodherere'twasprimeHelookedasifhewereagrimlionAsonhistoeshestruttedupanddownHedeignednotsethisfootuponthegroundHecluckedwhenanygrainofcornhefound,AndallhiswivescamerunningathiscallThusregal,asaprinceisinhishall,I'llnowleavebusyChanticleertofeed,AndwitheventsthatfollowedI'llproceedWhenthatsamemonthwhereintheworldbegan,WhichiscalledMarch,whereinGodfirstmademan,Wasended,andwerepassedofdaysalso,SinceMarchbegan,fullthirtydaysandtwo,ItfellthatChanticleer,inallhispride,Hissevenwivesawalkingbyhisside,Castuphistwoeyestowardthegreatbrightsun(WhichthroughdiesignofTaurusnowhadrunTwentydegreesandone,andsomewhatmore),AndknewbyinstinctandnootherloreThatitwasprime,andjoyfullyhecrew,"Thesun,mylove,"hesaid,"hasclimbedanewFortydegreesandone,andsomewhatmoreMyladyPertelote,whomIadore,Marknowthesehappybirds,hearhowtheysing,Andseeallthesefreshflowers,howtheyspringFullismyheartofrevelryandgrace"ButsuddenlyhefellingrievouscaseForeverthelatterendofjoyiswoeGodknowsthatworldlyjoysdoswiftlygoAndifarhetoriciancouldbutwrite,HeinsomechroniclemightwellinditeAndmarkitdownassovereignindegreeNoweverywiseman,lethimharktome:Thistaleisjustastrue,Iundertake,AsisthebookofLauncelotoftheLake,WhichwomenalwaysholdinsuchesteemButnowImusttakeupmyproperthemeAbrantfox,fullofslyiniquity,Thatinthegrovehadlivedtwoyears,orthree,NowbyafinepremeditatedplotThatsamenight,breakingthroughthehedge,hadgotIntotheyardwhereChanticleerthefairWaswont,andallhiswivestoo,torepairAndinabedofgreenerystillhelayTillitwaspastthequarteroftheday,WaitinghischanceonChanticleertofall,AsgladlydothesekillersoneandallWholieinambushfortomurdermenOmurdererfalse,therelurkinginyourden!OnewIscariot,OnewGanelon!Ofalsedissimulator,GreekSinonThatbroughtdownTroyallutterlytosorrow!OChanticleer,accursedbethatmorrowWhenyouintothatyardflewfromthebeams!Youwerewellwarned,andfully,byyourdreamsThatthisdayshouldholdperildamnablyButthatwhichGodforeknows,itneedsmustbe,SosaysthebestopinionoftheclerksWitnesssomeclericperfectforhisworks,Thatintheschoolsthere'sagreataltercationInthisregard,andmuchhighdisputationThathasinvolvedahundredthousandmenButIcan'tsiftittothebranwithpen,AscantheholyDoctorAugustine,OrBoethius,orBishopBradwardine,WhetherthefactofGod'sgreatforeknowingMakesitrightneedfulthatIdoathing(Byneedful,Imean,ofnecessity)Orelse,ifafreechoicehegrantedme,Todothatsamething,ortodoitnot,ThoughGodforeknewbeforethethingwaswroughtOrifHisknowingconstrainsneveratall,SavebynecessityconditionalIhavenopartinmatterssoaustereMytaleisofacock,asyoushallhear,Thattookthecounselofhiswife,withsorrow,TowalkwithintheyarduponthatmorrowAfterhe'dhadthedreamwhereofItoldNowwomen'scounselsoftareilltoholdAwoman'scounselbroughtusfirsttowoe,AndAdamcausedfromParadisetogo,WhereinhewasrightmerryandateaseButsinceIknownotwhomitmaydispleaseIfwoman'scounselIholduptoblame,Passover,IbutsaiditinmygameReadauthorswheresuchmattersdoappear,Andwhattheysayofwomen,youmayhearThesearethecock'swords,theyarenoneofmineNoharminwomencanIe'erdivineAllinthesand,abathingmerrily,LayPertelote,withallhersistersby,ThereinthesunandChanticleersofreeSangmerrierthanamermaidinthesea(ForPhysiologussayscertainlyThattheydosing,bothwellandmerrily)Andsobefellthat,ashecasthiseyeAmongtheherbsandonabutterfly,Hesawthisfoxthatlaythere,crouchinglowNothingofurgewasinhim,then,tocrowButhecried"Cockcockcock"anddidsostartAsmanwhohasasuddenfearatheartFornaturallyabeastdesirestofleeFromanyenemythathemaysee,Thoughneveryethe'sclappedonsuchhiseyeWhenChanticleerthefoxdidthenespy,HewouldhavefledbutthatthefoxanonSaid:"Gentlesir,alas!WhybethusgoneAreyouafraidofme,whoamyourfriendNow,surely,IwereworsethananyfiendIfIshoulddoyouharmorvillainyIcamenothereuponyourdeedstospyBut,certainly,thecauseofmycomingWasonlyjusttolistentoyousingFortruly,youhavequiteasfineavoiceAsangelshavethatHeaven'schoirsrejoiceBoethiustomusiccouldnotbringSuchfeeling,nordootherswhocansingMylordyourfather(Godhissoulpraybless!)Andtooyourmother,ofhergentleness,Havebeeninmyabode,tomygreateaseAndtruly,sir,rightfainamItopleaseButsincemenspeakofsinging,Iwillsay(AsIstillhavemyeyesightdaybyday),Saveyou,IneverheardamansosingAsdidyourfatherinthegreydawningTruly'twasfromtheheart,hiseverysongAndthathisvoicemighteverbemorestrong,Hetooksuchpainsthat,withhiseithereye,Hehadtoblink,soloudlywouldhecry,Astandingonhistiptoestherewithal,StretchinghisnecktillitgrewlongandsmallAndsuchdiscretion,too,byhimwasshown,TherewasnomaninanyregionknownThathiminsongorwisdomcouldsurpassIhavewellread,inDanBurnelltheAss,Amonghisverses,howtherewasacock,Becauseapriest'ssongavetohimaknockUpontheleg,whileyoungandnotyetwise,HecausedtheboytolosehisbeneficeBut,truly,thereisnocomparisonWiththegreatwisdomandthediscretionYourfatherhad,orwithhissubtletyNowsing,dearsir,forholycharity,Seeifyoucanyourfathercounterfeit"ThisChanticleerhiswingsbegantobeat,Asonethatcouldnotreasonthereespy,SowasheravishedbythisflatteryAlas,youlords!FullmanyaflattererIsinyourcourts,andmanyacozener,Thatpleaseyourhonoursmuchmore,bymyfay,ThanhethattruthandjusticedarestosayGoreadtheEcclesiastonflatteryBeware,mylords,ofalltheirtreachery!ThisChanticleerstoodhighuponhistoes,Stretchinghisneck,andbothhiseyesdidclose,Andsodidcrowrightloudly,forthenonceAndRusselFox,hestartedupatonce,AndbythegorgetgrabbedourChanticleer,Flunghimonback,andtowardthewooddidsteer,FortherewasnomanwhoasyetpursuedOdestiny,youcannotbeeschewed!Alas,thatChanticleerflewfromthebeams!Alas,hiswifereckednothingofhisdreams!AndonaFridayfellallthismischanceOVenus,whoartgoddessofpleasance,Sincehedidservetheewell,thisChanticleer,Andtotheutmostofhispowerhere,Morefordelightthancockstomultiply,Whywould'stthousufferhimthatdaytodieOGaufred,mydearmastersovereign,Who,whenKingRichardLionheartwasslainByarrow,sanghisdeathwithsorrowsore,WhyhaveInotyourfacultyandloreTochideFriday,asyoudidworthily(Fortruly,onaFridayslainwashe)ThenwouldIprovehowwellIcouldcomplainForChanticleer'sgreatfearandallhispainCertainlynosuchcryandlamentationWeremadebyladiesatTroy'sdebolation,WhenPyrrhuswithhisterriblebaredswordHadtakenoldKingPriambythebeardAndslainhim(astheAeneidtellstous),AsmadethenallthosehensinonechorusWhentheyhadcaughtasightofChanticleerButfairDamePerteloteassailedtheearFarlouderthandidHasdrubal'sgoodwifeWhenthatherhusbandboldhadlosthislife,AndRomanlegionariesburnedCarthageForshesofulloftormentwas,andrage,ShevoluntarilytothefiredidstartAndburnedherselftherewithasteadfastheartAndyou,Owoefulhens,justsoyoucriedAswhenbaseNeroburnedthecitywideOfRome,andweptthesenators'sternwivesBecausetheirhusbandsallhadlosttheirlives,Forthoughnotguilty,NerohadthemslainNowwillIturnbacktomytaleagainThissimplewidowandherdaughterstwoHeardthesehenscryandmakesogreatado,AndoutofdoorstheystartedontherunAndsawthefoxintothegrovejustgone,BearinguponhisbackthecockawayAndthentheycried,"Alas,andweladay!Oh,oh,thefox!"andafterhimtheyran,Andafterthem,withstaves,wentmanyamanRanColl,ourdog,ranTalbotandGarland,AndMalkinwithadistaffinherhandRancowandcalfandeventheveryhogs,SoweretheyscaredbybarkingofthedogsAndshoutingmenandwomenalldidmake,TheyallransotheythoughttheirheartswouldbreakTheyyelledasveryfiendsdodowninHellTheduckstheycriedasatthebutcherfellThefrightenedgeeseflewupabovethetreesOutofthehivetherecametheswarmofbeesSoterriblewasthenoise,ahben'cite!CertainlyoldJackStrawandhisarmyNeverraisedshoutinghalfsoloudandshrillWhentheywerechasingFlemingsfortokill,AsonthatdaywasraiseduponthefoxTheybroughtforthtrumpetsmadeofbrass,ofbox,Ofhorn,ofbone,whereintheyblewandpooped,AndtherewithaltheyscreamedandshriekedandwhoopedItseemedasiftheheavenitselfshouldfall!Andnow,goodmen,IprayyouhearkenallBeholdhowFortuneturnsallsuddenlyThehopeandprideofevenherenemy!Thiscock,whichlayacrossthefox'sback,InallhisfearuntothefoxdidclackAndsay:"Sir,wereIyou,asIshouldbe,ThenwouldIsay(asGodmaynowhelpme!),'Turnbackagain,presumptuouspeasantsall!Averypestilenceuponyoufall!NowthatI'vegainedheretothisdarkwood'sside,InspiteofyouthiscockshallhereabideI'lleathim,bymyfaith,andthatanon!'"Thefoxreplied:"Infaith,itshallbedone!"Andashespokethatword,allsuddenlyThiscockbrokefromhismouth,fullcleverly,AndhighuponatreeheflewanonAndwhenthefoxsawwellthathewasgone,"Alas,"quothhe,"OChanticleer,alas!IhaveagainstyoudoneabasetrespassInthatIfrightenedyou,mydearoldpard,WhenyouIseizedandbroughtfromoutthatyardBut,sir,IdiditwithnofoulintentComedown,andIwilltellyouwhatImeantI'lltellthetruthtoyou,Godhelpmeso!""Naythen,"saidhe,"beshrewusboth,youknow,Butfirst,beshrewmyself,bothbloodandbones,Ifyoubeguileme,havingdonesoonce,Youshallnomore,withanyflattery,CausemetosingandcloseupeithereyeForhewhoshutshiseyeswhenheshouldsee,Andwilfully,Godlethimne'erbefree!""Nay,"saidthefox,"but,GodgivehimmischanceWhoissoindiscreetingovernanceHechatterswhenheoughttoholdhispeace"Lo,suchitiswhenwatchandwarddocease,AndonegrowsnegligentwithflatteryButyouthatholdthistaleafoolery,Asbutaboutafox,acock,ahen,Yetdonotmissthemoral,mygoodmenForSaintPaulsaysthatallthat'swrittenwellIswrittendownsomeusefultruthtotellThentakethewheatandletthechaffliestillAndnow,goodGod,andifitbeThywill,AssaysLordChrist,somakeusallgoodmenAndbringusintoHishighblissAmenEPILOGUE"Sirnun'spriest,"saidourhost,andthatanon,"Nowblessedbeyourbreechandeverystone!ThiswasamerrytaleofChanticleerBut,truth,ifyouweresecular,IswearYouwouldhavebeenahenhopper,allright!Forifyouhadtheheart,asyouhavemight,You'dneedsomehens,Ithinkitwillbeseen,AndmanymorethanseventimesseventeenForseewhatmuscleshasthisnoblepriest,Sogreataneckandsuchasplendidchest!He'sgotahawk'sfiercefirewithinhiseyeAndcertainlyhehasnoneedtodyeHischeekswithanystainfromPortugalSir,foryourtale,mayblessingsonyoufall!"Andafterthathe,withrightmerrycheer,Spoketoanotherone,asyoushallhea
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