Here's an excerpt from the knight's tale in ye olde english:
What sholde I al day of his wo endite? Whan he endured hadde a yeer or two This crueel torment, and this peyne and wo, At Thebes in his contree, as I seyde, Upon a nyght in sleep as he hym leyde, Hym thoughte how that the wynged god Mercurie Biforn hym stood, and bad hym to be murie. His slepy yerde in hond he bar uprighte, An hat he werede upon hise heris brighte.
Why don't you decipher that for me Absalon? If you are not too busy eating ass...
>>7645159 > But, by my thrift, yet shal I blere hire ye > For al the sleighte in hir philosophye. > The more queynte crekes that they make, > The mor wol I stele whan I take. > In stide of flour, yet wol I yeve hem bren. now please tell me what this means. english isn't my mother tongue but i doubt a native wouldn't have at least some trouble understanding this in its entirety.
>>7645215 What should I all day of his woe indite? When he has endured a year or two This cruel torment, and this pain and woe At Thebes in his country, as I said Upon a night in sleep as he himself laid He thought how that the winged god Mercury Stood before him, and bade him to be merry His sleepy ??? in hand he bare upright A hat he wore upon his ??? bright
>>7645248 For the most part. You should read the text with an edition that has plenty of footnotes. It would be really hard to get through the text on your own, but you lose a lot if you read a modernised version.
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