|Loke who that is most vertuous alway, / Privee and apert, and most entendeth ay / To do the gentil dedes that he can, / And tak him for the grettest gentil man.|
|—The Tale of the Wyf of Bathe.|
The Complete Poetical Works
Skeat’s expert editorship of the epitome of the Age of Chivalry reinvigorates the birth of the English language.
EDITED BY W. W. SKEAT
OXFORD AT THE CLARENDON PRESS, 1894
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2010