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LATE SCHOLAR OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE;
AUTHOR OF HERBERT TRESHAM,

AND AGNES DE TRACY."

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“Thou gettest fables none ytold from mee :

For Paule, that writeth unto Timothee,
Reproveth them that weiven sothefastenesse,
And tellen fables, and swiche wretchednesse.
Why sholde I sowen draffe out of my fist,
When I may sowen wheat, if that I list?'
For all, I say, if that you list to heare
Moralite, and vertuous matere,
And then that ye woll yeve me audience,
I wold full well, with CRISTE's reverence,
Doen your pleasure.
And therefore, if you list, I will not glose;
I woll you tell a little tale in prose.'

CHAUCER. The Parsone's Prologue.

DEIGHTONS, CAMBRIDGE; RIVINGTONS, LONDON.

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