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Wisdom from Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales,” 1392

September 30, 2021

From the Reeve’s Tale:

“I have herd seyd, ‘man sal taa of twa thynges,

Slyk as he fyndes, or taa slyk as he brynges.’”

. . . . that is to say. . . .

“I have heard it said, ‘a man must choose one of two things,

That which he finds, and that which he brings.’”

Think about it. . . .

[Read the whole tale in the original Middle English, lines 3921-4328 in “The Canterbury Tales”]

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