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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pil’grimage (3 syl.).
 
The chief places in the West were (1) Walsingham and Canterbury (England); (2) Fourvières, Puy, and St. Denis (France); (3) Rome, Loretto, Genetsano, and Assisi (Italy); (4) Compostella, Guadalupe, and Montserrat (Spain); (5) Oetting, Zell, Cologne, Trier, and Einsiedeln (Germany). Chaucer has an admirable account, chiefly in verse, of a pilgrimage to Becket’s tomb in Canterbury Cathedral. The pilgrims beguile the weariness of the way by telling tales. These Canterbury Tales were never completed.   1
 


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