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; together with aunie Bmallor IB from ftuotbcr I iift of (C^Vi Uv. Whilst still retaining this office, he was now also appointed Oonptnillor of the Petty Customs (May 8, 138s). In Febro Axy, 1385, he was allowed the great privilege of nominating a por- manant depaty to poxform his duties as Comptroller. and tnutetb bit, Whiohe lew hir travel at the last. ' WI17I0B1 1 thluke haw Ldto to me S*Tde ha wolde Uk((ii ) »ll(e| gree Uraeni M, if Dnpacie Qce 457; Qtnaed m* to itnon offenu. of hii goodlihedc, To Bialaooil do cent Una Me, 4605 IW wboaa 1 live in aneb diitnuve, 1WI E not* dayan for pena Ttnce^ Bnt tnt, wlihraie repentanneo, I wl m cawftw a in good oatant. 'Ybb.1,' 1/An he 1 OUdto 'Oftliat h«»r Je] slin Me re lich lord u lie, And maiflter nrnch Hei^ory,' llaltou H. T l^r irthon knewe liim, ont of donl, J Ijshtly tbaa shaldo eacapen oat I Of the prlmi D that laarrath tbee,' L'Aourunt. aitli my lord iahe, 4680 I And t hia man, maad with myn bonde, I Z wo Lle right iiiyn nndirvtondo ■ Tol(ni' ; 47G. tloorge's day (April Ji) in 1374, graiited our poet a pitcher of wine daily, to bo rotoived from the king's bntler, Ou Uay lu of tlio some }-ear, Chnncor took a lorn of a hoose in Aldgat«, fortho term of his life, from Uio Corpurntion of London ; but he altorwatds gave it up to a ftiond in October, 1586 ; and it is probable tliat he had censed to re^de ia it iir n year or mom previously. from the duke of Laimaster for the good service rendered by him nnd his wife Pbilippa to the said Duke, to hid consort, and to hia mother tho Qneeiu TTiis is tho first mention of Philippa Chaooer aa Geoffrey's -wife, thongh u Philippn Chaocer is mentioned as one of tho Ladies of the Chamber to Qncen Fliilippa, un September n, 1366, and mbseqaently. Ws find the oontnclad form Ml, fbr Udda U, in the J p. Uwt [ nuy bim tee, Wo nil nut that I cnrvd be Of tba peyn M that I ondore, 4.175 Nor or my cruel nvenlnre. If I bo pat ont of your grace, 443(1 Ai it ihal never been, I hope ; Than sholda t fallef Dj In vitnbope. Lovora she pat in ftel gret pnyn, And makith hem vitb wo to Uo Lo. It has been oonjactnred that Chancer was liot married till 1374, and that he married a relative, or at least some one bearing tho same unme as himself; bat this snppoaitio D is needless and Improbable ; there is DO reason why the Fhilippa Chaacer mentioneil in 13(16 may not have been already married to the poet, who was then at least 7fi years of age. In t J7S his mcome was increased by receiving from tho Ci-own(Sov Enibur B) tho custody of the lands and person of one Eilmond Stiiplegato, of Kent. Hir foir blbeeat duoeynth fsla, For die wol bibote, B^irly, And fkilen a Air ontraly. Refrain fivm automated querying Do not send automated queries of any sort to Google's system: If you are conducting research on machine translation, optical character recognition or other areas where access to a large amount of text is helpful, please contact us. The Compleint of Chancer to his Empty Parse .126 XX. Inntonncmoa to tii M.111 op Liw'i Pbolo The Pntlogae of the Uuuiei Tale of Lave The Tale o( the Uim at Lnwe Cordtnta. The Wife of Bftth's Prologue 565 The TRleoftho Wyf of Bathe 576 The Friar's Prologno 581 The Freres TUo 58J The Somnoar's Prologue 587 The Somnonrs Tale 588 QKorp E. We encourage the use of public domain materials for these purposes and may be able to help. Prorerhe 126 XXL Against Women Unoonstant 127 XXIL An Amorons Compleint (Compleint Damonrs) • '7 XXIIL A Balode of Compleynt 129 XXIV. The Clerk's Prologae 596 The Clerkcs Tale 597 The Merchant's Prologue 612 The liarohantes Tale 613 Epilogue to the Marchantes Tale 637 Gaoi-p F.

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