Tuesday, January 22, 2019



Geoffrey Chaucer (1342-1400), "Pardoner's Prologue," lines 93-94, Canterbury Tales:
Thus spitte I out my venim under hewe
Of holynesse, to seme holy and trewe.
This is easy to understand, but nevertheless here it is in modern English:
Thus I spit out my venom under hue
of holiness, to seem holy and true.
This style of preaching is still much in vogue.

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