The Belles of Canterbury

A Chaucer Tale Out of School

Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,818 / 22 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.6
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 677
Added to site: 2008.07.11
mnybks.net#: 21488
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Drama
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A Play In One Act for Eleven Girls

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t is a line each reader quotes!

JUNIOR. Do you know the Yama-Yama Girl? (substitute any popular song)

(The PRIORESS looks blank.)

JUNIOR. Nor even the Merry Widow?

PRIORESS. Why 'tis a thing that Chaucer never had, In his day seemly widows all were sad. You speak of folk of whom I have no ken.

FIRST NUN. One song, Madame, you know.

SECOND NUN. O, try it then!

(The PRIORESS sings to the tune of the Old English Ballad, "Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes.")

Oh! We are Chaucer's children here, And well we love his name We live in hearts that hold him dear, Are nourished by his fame. Oh, listen now, while thus we sing Our songs of olden days, When court and king and common folk United, voiced his praise.

When I was once a little lasse At Stratford-on-the-Bowe I hastened daily to my classe, My one dream was to know. I studied there, full seemly deep, With ne'er the smallest hint That other ma

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2014.03.22
sakshi
****.

a really nice book


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