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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Merchant's Tale
Modern english adjacent to middle english

About The Canterbury Tales:
Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories in a frame story, between 1387 and 1400. It is the story of a group of thirty people who travel as pilgrims to Canterbury (England). The pilgrims, who come from all layers of society, tell stories to each other to kill time while they travel to Canterbury. He never finished his enormous project and even the completed tales were not finally revised. Scholars are uncertain about the order of the tales. As the printing press had yet to be invented when Chaucer wrote his works, The Canterbury Tales has been passed down in several handwritten manuscripts.


About The Merchant's Prologue and Tale:
The Merchant comments on the Clerk's tale and claims the highest possible discrepancy between Griselda in the Clerk's tale and the woman he himself was married to for only two months. He says the latter would overmatch the devil.
The Merchant tells a tale about a sixty-year old knight who decides he should marry a wife. The meaning of love, marriage, truth and faithfulness are being discussed.

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