Ellesmere Chaucer

The Manciple         

22.  The Manciple.  (Business Manager of Lawyers)

Now is nat that of God a ful fair grace 
That swich a lewed mannes wit shal pace 
The wisdom of an heepe of lerned men?
                         I have heer in a gourde
A draghte of wyn, ye, of a ripe grape,
And right anon ye shul seen a good jape.
This Cook shal drynke therof, if that I may ....


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B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library
C. W. Post/Long Island University
May, 2004

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