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Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer

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GEOFFREY CHAUCER
EDITED, FROM NUMEROUS MANUSCRIPTS 
BY THE
Rev. WALTER W. SKEAT, M.A.
Litt.D., LL.D., D.C.L., Ph.D.ELRINGTON AND BOSWORTH PROFESSOR OF ANGLO-SAXONAND FELLOW OF CHRIST'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
* * * *THE CANTERBURY TALES: TEXT
'Let every felawe telle his tale aboute,And lat see now who shal the soper winne.'
The Knightes Tale;
A890SECOND EDITION
Oxford
AT THE CLARENDON PRESS
M DCCCCGEOFFREY CHAUCER1
 
Frontispiece
. Cambridge MS. (Gg. 4. 27). Prol. 326-342The Canterbury Tales.AT THE CLARENDON PRESS2
 
Oxford
PRINTED AT THE CLARENDON PRESSBY HORACE HART, M.A.,PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITY[v]
CONTENTS
Introduction.—§1. The Present Text. § 2. The MSS.I. In the British Museum. II. In Oxford. III. In Cambridge. IV. In other Public Libraries. V. In private hands. § 3. The Printed Editions. § 4. Plan of thepresent Edition. § 5. Table of symbols denoting MSS. § 6. Table showing various ways of numbering thelines. § 7. The four types of MSS.The Canterbury TalesGroup A. The PrologueThe Knightes TaleThe Miller's PrologueThe Milleres TaleThe Reeve's PrologueThe Reves TaleThe Cook's PrologueThe Cokes TaleGroup B. Introduction to the Man of Law's PrologueMan of Law's PrologueThe Tale of the Man of LaweThe Shipman's PrologueThe Shipmannes TaleThe Prioress's PrologueThe Prioresses TalePrologue to Sir ThopasSir ThopasThe Canterbury Tales.Oxford3