The Prioress's Tale follows The Shipman's Tale in Geoffrey Chaucer's The
Canterbury Tales. Because of fragmentation of the manuscripts, it is impossible to
Prioress definition, a woman holding a position corresponding to that of a prior,
sometimes ranking next below an abbess. See more.
Summary In her prologue, the Prioress offers a hymn of praise to the Virgin Mary.
She extols Mary, the mother of Jesus and the "whitest Lily-flower." This hymn.
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The Prioress would have been the head nun of a priory or assistant head over an
abbey, perhaps like Bolton Abbey, a twelfth-century building that was ...
There was also a nun, a PRIORESS,. Who, in her smiling, modest was and coy;.
120, Her greatest oath was but "By Saint Eloy!" And she was called Madam ...
The Prioress's Tale. A great city of Asia once contained, Amid the Christians in
majority, A Jewry that a local lord maintained 490 For venal lucre, foulest usury, ...
Prologue of the Prioress' Tale. The Prioress' prologue is simply a prayer to the
Virgin Mary, worshipping God, and asking her to help the narrator properly to tell
Jan 23, 2002 ... The Middle English text is from Larry D. Benson., Gen. ed., The Riverside
Chaucer, Houghton-Mifflin Company; used with permission of the ...
The Prioress attempts to be dainty and well-bred, and Chaucer makes fun of her
by describing how she speaks French with a terrible accent and sings the liturgy