The Canterbury Tales
The Nun’s Priest’s Tale: Page 19
Lo, swich it is for to be recchelees,
And necligent, and truste on flaterye.
But ye that holden this tale a folye,
As of a fox, or of a cok and hen,
Taketh the moralitee, good men.
For seint Paul seith, that al that writen is,
To our doctryne it is y-write, y-wis.
Taketh the fruyt, and lat the chaf be stille.
|See? This is what happens when you’re sloppy and not careful and listen to flatterers. This may have been a story about a fox and a rooster and a hen, but it’s more a story of morality, my friends. As St. Paul says, we can learn something from the words others have written, so I hope you understand that this was a story about morality and not about barnyard animals.|
Now, gode God, if that it be thy wille,
As seith my lord, so make us alle good men;
And bringe us to his heighe blisse. Amen.
|Oh Lord, make us all good men if it be your will, and let us rejoice in you. Amen.|
HERE IS ENDED THE NONNE PREESTES TALE.
|THAT’S THE END OF THE NUN’S PRIEST’S TALE.|