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Loke who that is most vertuous alway, / Privee and apert, and most entendeth ay / To do the gentil dedes that he can, / And tak him for the grettest gentil man.
The Tale of the Wyf of Bathe.
Geoffrey
Chaucer
The Complete Poetical Works
 
Geoffrey Chaucer
 
Skeat’s expert editorship of the epitome of the Age of Chivalry reinvigorates the birth of the English language.
 
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CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record
 
EDITED BY W. W. SKEAT

OXFORD AT THE CLARENDON PRESS, 1894
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2010
 
The Canterbury Tales
 
Group A.
 The Prologue
 The Knightes Tale
 The Miller’s Prologue
 The Milleres Tale
 The Reeve’s Prologue
 The Reves Tale
 The Cook’s Prologue
 The Cokes Tale
 
Group B.
 Introduction to the Man of Law’s Prologue
 The Prologe of the Mannes Tale of Lawe
 The Tale of the Man of Lawe
 The Shipman’s Prologue
 The Shipmannes Tale
 The Prioress’s Prologue
 The Prioresses Tale
 Prologue to Sir Thopas
 Sir Thopas
 Prologue to Melibeus
 The Tale of Melibeus
 The Monk’s Prologue
 The Monkes Tale
 The Prologue of the Nonne Preestes Tale
 The Nonne Preestes Tale
 Epilogue to the Nonne Preestes Tale
 
Group C.
 The Phisiciens Tale
 Words of the Host
 The Prologue of the Pardoners Tale
 The Pardoners Tale
 
Group D.
 The Wife of Bath’s Prologue
 The Tale of the Wyf of Bathe
 The Friar’s Prologue
 The Freres Tale
 The Somnour’s Prologue
 The Somnours Tale
 
Group E.
 The Clerk’s Prologue
 The Clerkes Tale
 The Merchant’s Prologue
 The Marchantes Tale
 Epilogue to the Marchantes Tale
 
Group F.
 The Squieres Tale
 The Franklin’s Prologue
 The Frankeleyns Tale
 
Group G.
 The Seconde Nonnes Tale
 The Canon’s Yeoman’s Prologue
 The Chanouns Yemannes Tale
 
Group H.
 The Manciple’s Prologue
 The Maunciples Tale
 
Group I.
 The Parson’s Prologue
 The Persones Tale
 Appendix to Group A. The Tale of Gamelyn
 
The Romaunt of the Rose
 Fragment A
 Fragment B
 Fragment C
 
The Minor Poems
  I. An A. B. C.
  II. The Compleynte unto Pitè
  III. The Book of the Duchesse
  IV. The Compleynt of Mars
  V. The Parlement of Foules
  VI. A Compleint to his Lady
  VII. Anelida and Arcite
  VIII. Chaucers Wordes unto Adam
  IX. The Former Age
  X. Fortune
  XI. Merciles Beautè
  XII. Balade to Rosemounde
  XIII. Truth
  XIV. Gentilesse
  XV. Lak of Stedfastnesse
  XVI. Lenvoy to Scogan
  XVII. Lenvoy to Bukton
  XVIII. The Compleynt of Venus
  XIX. The Compleint of Chaucer to his empty Purse
  XX. Proverbs of Chaucer
  XXI. Appendix: Against Women Unconstant
  XXII. An Amorous Compleint
  XXIII. A Balade of Compleynt
 
Troilus and Criseyde
 Book I
 Book II
 Book III
 Book IV
 Book V
 
The Hous of Fame
 Book I
 Book II
 Book III
 
The Legend of Good Women
  I. Cleopatra
  II. Thisbe of Babylon
  III. Dido, Queen of Carthage
  IV. Hypsipyle and Medea
  V. Lucretia
  VI. Ariadne
  VII. Philomela
  VIII. Phyllis
  IX. Hypermnestra


 
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