Friday, 5 April 2019

MA English-The Canterbury tales lines 79-100

 Old English

79.)  with Hym ther was his sone, a young squire,
80.)  a lovyere and a lusty bachelor,
81.)  with lokkes crulle as they were leyd in presse.
82.)  Of twenty yeer of age he was, I gesse,
83.)  of his stature he was of evene lengthe,
84.)  And wonerly delyvere, and of greet strength
85.)  And he hadde been somtyme in chyvachie
86.)  In Flaundres, , in Artoys and Pycardie,
87.)  And born hym weel, as of so litel space,
88.) In hope to stonden in his lady grace.
89.) Embrouded was he, as it were a meede
90.) Al ful of fresshe floures, whyte and reede.
91.) syngynge he was, or floytynge, al the day;
92.) He was fresh as is the month of May
93.) Short was his gowne, with sleves longe and wyde.
94.) Wel koude he sitte on hors ad faire ryde.
95.) He Koude Songes make and wel endite,
96.) Juste and eek daunce, and weel purtreye and write
97.) So hoote he lovede that by nyghtyntgale.
98.) He sleep namoore that dooth a nyghtyngale.
99.) Curteise he was , lowely, and servysable,
100.) And carf biform his fader at the table.

Modern English

79.) This night accompanied his son, a youthful squire,
80.)  A bachelor, a romantic lover but fallen in lusty 
mire,
81.) His curly locks seemed to be laid in press.
82.) About twenty years old he was, as I guess.
83.)  In stature he was of an average width and length,
84.)  wondrously active he was, having a great strength.
85.)  He had sometime participated in many a cavalry
86.)  Fighting in Flanders, Artois, and Picardy.
87.) Though still at tender age, he behaved maturely
88.)  Mainly hoping to win his beloved’s heart entirely.
89.) His dress was 
embroidered like a pasture,
90.) Depicting white and red flowers of fresh 
moisture.
91.) He was found singing or fluting all the day.
92.)  He was as fresh as the whole month of May.
93.)  His gown was short having sleeves, long and wide.
94.)  He knew how to gallop his horse and fairly ride.
95.) He knew how to make songs and adjust words nicely.
96.) He could joust, dance portray and write finely.
97.) So hot he loved his mistress that at night
98.) He slept no more than any nightingale might.
99.) He was courteous, humble and serviceable.
100.)  He sculptured before his father at the table


Difficult Word Meaning:

Old word
Modern
Meaning
Hym
Him
Ther
There
Sone
Son
Yong
Young
Squire
Squire
Lovyere
Lover
Lusty
Having strong sexual desire
Bachelor
Unmarried
Lokkes
Locks of hair
Crulle
Curly
Leyd
Laid

Old word
Modern
Meaning
Presse
A curling iron press or apparatus
Yeer
Year
Gesse
Guess
Stature
The height of a person
Evene
Average or normal
Wonderly
Wonderfully
Delyvere
Active
Greet
Great
Hadde
Had
Somtyme
Sometime
Chivachye
A knight’s mounted expedition
Flaundres
Flanders

Old word
Modern
Meaning
Artoys
Artois City, France
Pycardie
Picardy city france
Born
Carried
Him
Himself
Weel
Well
Litel space
At such a young age
Stonden
Win
Lady grace
The heart or response of his beloved
Embrouded
Embroidered
Meede
Meadow
Al
All
Whyte
White

Old word
Modern
Meaning
Ful
Full
Fresshe
Fresh
Floures
Flowers
Rede
Red
Syngynge
Singing
Floytynge
Playing his flute
Gowne
Gown
Sleves
Sleeves
Longe
Long
Wel
Well
Koude
Knew how to
Sitte
Sit

Old word
Modern
Meaning
Hors
Horse
Faire
Fairly and skillfully
Ryde
Ride
Koude
Knew
Eek
A
Songes
Songs
Endite
Write
Juste
To joust, to fight with also
Daunce
Dance
Weel
Well
Purtreye
Portray or depict
Hoote
Hotly or lustfully

Old word
Modern
Meaning
Nyghtertale
At night time
Slepte
Slept
Namoore
No longer
Dooth
Does
Nyghtyngale
Nightingale
Curteis
Courteous or polite
Lowely
Lowly or humble
Servysable
Useful or serviceable
Carf
Carved
Biforn
Before
Fader
father

Paraphrase:

With this knight, there was his son, a young squire, a romantic lover, and a lustful bachelor. This squire’s hair (locks) was curly as if it was laid under an iron press. I guess that he was of 20 years of age. To speak of his stature (Dimensions), he was of even (average) length. He was wonderful in action and great in strength.
He had sometimes been engaged in chivalrous (bold or gallant) Adventure  (Campaigns)  at places like Flanders, (Belgium), Artois city, (France), and Picardy city, (France). He behaved very maturely in his young age of 20 years. He optimistically hoped to stand in the good books of (to win the heart of) his beloved. His dress was as embroidered as a meadow which is full of ever fresh red and white flowers. All the day long he was found singing songs or playing flute.

He looked as fresh as the month of May. His short gown had long and wide sleeves. He knew how to sit properly on his horse and ride it fairly (masterly). He knew how to make differently melodious tones of songs. He could himself write new songs for new occasions of love making. He could joust in knightly tournaments, dance in various movements, portray in different styles and write in several fashions. He loved girls so hotly (voluptuously) that at night he slept no longer than a nightingale. He was courteous, lowly (unpretentious or humble) and serviceable (useful). Sitting before his father, he carved some figures at the table.

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