By Geoffrey Chaucer
The procession that crosses Chaucer's pages is as energetic and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the spouse of tub, and others who make up the forged of characters — together with Chaucer himself — are actual humans, with human feelings and weaknesses. while it truly is remembered that Chaucer wrote in English at a time while Latin used to be the traditional literary language throughout western Europe, the importance of his success is much more amazing. yet Chaucer's genius wishes no historic creation; it bursts forth from each web page of The Canterbury Tales.
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We got out from the crowd. Brett went to the dressing-room. "Brett wants to go," I said to the count. He nodded. "Does she? That's fine. You take the car. I'm going to stay here for a while, Mr. " We shook hands. "It was a wonderful time," I said. " I took a note out of my pocket. "Mr. Barnes, don't be ridiculous," the count said. Brett came over with her wrap on. She kissed the count and put her hand on his shoulder to keep him from standing up. As we went out the door I looked back and there were three girls at his table.
No money, Jake. All we could get was nigger's clothes. Somebody took his watch, too. Splendid nigger. Big mistake to have come to Vienna. Not so good, Jake. " "Went back to Cologne. Lives there. Married. Got a family. Going to write me a letter and send me the money I loaned him. Wonderful nigger. " "Well, anyway, let's eat," said Bill. " We went down-stairs and out onto the Boulevard St. Michel in the warm June evening. " We walked down the Boulevard. At the juncture of the Rue Denfert-Rochereau with the Boulevard is a statue of two men in flowing robes.
Below the line where his ribs stopped were two raised white welts. " Above the small of the back were the same two scars, raised as thick as a finger. 51 of 215 Hemingway, Ernest - The Sun Also Rises "I say. " The count was tucking in his shirt. " I asked. "In Abyssinia. " asked Brett. " "I told you he was one of us. " Brett turned to me. "I love you, count. " "You make me very happy, my dear. " "You see, Mr. Barnes, it is because I have lived very much that now I can enjoy everything so well.