Сборник тестовых заданий по дисциплине «История английского языка» (2 семестр, 1 кредит), страница 4

88.  To Caunterbury with ful devout corage

At nyght were come into that hostelrye

Wel nyne and twenty in a compaignye

89.  Of sondry folk by aventure y-falle

In felaweshipe, and pilgrims were they alle

That toward Caunterbury wolden ryde

90.  The chaumbres and the stables weren wyde

And wel we weren esed ate beste

And shortly, whan the sonne was to reste

91.  So hadde I spoken with hem everichon

That I was of her felaweshipe anon

And made forward erly for to ryse

92.  To take oure wey ther, as I yow devyse

But nathelees, whil I have tyme and space

Er that I ferther in this tale pace

93.  Me thynketh it acordaunt to resound

To teile yow al the condicioun

Of ech of herm, so as it semed me

94.  And whiche they were and of what degree

And eek in what array that they were inne;

And at a knyght than wol I first bigynne

95.  A knyght ther was, and that a worthy man

That fro the tyme that he first bigan

To riden out, he loved chivalrie

96.  Trouthe and honour, freedom and curteisie

Fur worthy was he in his lords were

And therto hadde he riden, no man ferre

97.  As wel in cristendom as in hethenesse

And Alisaundre he was, whan it was wonne

Fur ofte-tyme he hadde the bord bigonne

98.  Aboven alle naciouns in Pruce

In Lettow hadde he reysed and in Ruce

No christen man so ofte of his degree

99.  And though that he were worthy, he was wys

And of his port as meeke as is a mayde

He nevere yet no vileynye ne sayde

100. In al his lyl unto no maner wight

He was a verray parfit gentil knight

His hors were goode, but he was nat gay.