The Canterbury tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
F.N. Robinson

The Squire's Prologue

Squier, com neer, if it youre wille be,
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And sey somwhat of love; for certes ye
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Konnen theron as muche as any man.
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Nay, sire, quod he, but I wol seye as I kan
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With hertly wyl; for I wol nat rebelle
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Agayn youre lust; a tale wol I telle.
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Have me excused if I speke amys;
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My wyl is good, and lo, my tale is this.
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