The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer

Table of Contents

Introduction

  1. § 1. The Present Text.
  2. § 2. The Manuscripts.
    1. I. Mss. in the British Museum.
    2. II. Mss. in Oxford.
    3. III. Mss. at Cambridge.
    4. IV. In other Public Libraries.
    5. V. Mss. in Private Hands.
  3. § 3. The Printed Editions.
  4. § 4. Plan of the Present Edition.
  5. § 5. Table of Symbols denoting Mss.
  6. § 6. Table shewing the various ways of numbering the lines.
  7. § 7. The four Leading Types of the Mss.

Errata

The Canterbury Tales.

Group A.
  1. The Prologue.
  2. The Knightes Tale.
  3. The Miller's Prologue.
  4. The Milleres Tale.
  5. The Reeve's Prologue
  6. The Reves Tale.
  7. The Cook's Prologue.
  8. The Cokes Tale.
Group B.
  1. Introduction to The Man of Law's Prologue.
  2. The Prologe of the Mannes Tale of Lawe.
  3. The Tale of the Man of Lawe.
  4. The Shipman's Prologue.
  5. The Shipmannes Tale.
  6. The Prioress's Prologue
  7. The Prioresses Tale.
  8. Prologue to Sir Thopas.
  9. Sir Thopas.
  10. Prologue to Melibeus.
  11. The Tale of Melibeus.
  12. The Monk's Prologue.
  13. The Monkes Tale.
  14. The Prologue of the Nonne Prestes Tale.
  15. The Nonne Preestes Tale.
  16. Epilogue to the Nonne Preestes Tale.
Group C.
  1. The Phisiciens Tale.
  2. Words of the Host.
  3. The Prologue of the Pardoners Tale.
  4. The Pardoners Tale.
Group D.
  1. The Wife of Bath's Prologue.
  2. The Tale of the Wyf of Bathe.
  3. The Friar's Prologue.
  4. The Freres Tale.
  5. The Somnour's Prologue
  6. The Somnours Tale.
Group E
  1. The Clerk's Prologue.
  2. The Clerkes Tale.
  3. The Merchant's Prologue.
  4. The Marchantes Tale.
  5. Epilogue to the Marchantes Tale.
Group F.
  1. The Squieres Tale.
  2. The Franklin's Prologue.
  3. The Frankeleyns Tale.
Group G.
  1. The Seconde Nonnes Tale.
  2. The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue
  3. The Chanouns Yemannes Tale.
Group H
  1. The Manciple's Prologue.
  2. The Maunciples Tale.
Group I.
  1. The Parson's Prologue.
  2. The Persones Tale.

Appendix to Group a.

The Tale of Gamelyn.

HENRY FROWDE, M.A.
PUBLISHER TO THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
LONDON, EDINBURGH, AND NEW YORK

THE COMPLETE WORKS

OF

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-SAXON
AND FELLOW OF CHRIST’S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

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The Canterbury Tales: Text

‘Let every felawe telle his tale aboute,

And lat see now who shal the soper winne.’

The Knightes Tale; A890

SECOND EDITION

Oxford

At the Clarendon Press

M DCCCC

Oxford

PRINTED At the Clarendon Press
BY HORACE HART, M.A.,
PRINTER TO THE UNIVERSITY

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