The Wife of Bath's Prologue: Quotes, Themes and Literary Devices
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Experience, though noon auctoritee
Were in this world, is right y-nough for me To speke of wo that is in mariage.
Crist (...) taughte me
That I ne sholde wedded be but onis.
How manye mighte she have in mariage?
Marriage: Rhetorical Questions
[Christ] spak to hem that wolde live parfitly, And lordinges, by youre leve, that am nat I.
God bad us for to wexe and multiplye.
For half so boldely can ther no man
Swere and lyen as a womman can.
For as a spaynel she wol on him lepe,
Til that she finde som man hire to chepe.
By God! if wommen hadde writen stories,
They wolde han writen of men moore wikkednesse
Who peyntede the leoun, tell me, who?
Femininity: Rhethorical Question
For if I wolde selle my bele chose,
I koude walke as fressh as is a rose.
Glad poverte is an honeste thyng.