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1

What quote describes a particoloured cloth/fashionable fabric?

"In mottelee"

2

What quote describes an elegant hat from Flanders?

"Flaundrissh bever hat"

3

What quote is a latinate word which shows that he was so dignified in his behaviour concerning his bargains that no one knew he was in debt?

"chevissaunce"

4

What quote mimics the Clerk's Tale?

"Weping and wailing"

5

What quote shows the disappointment that the Merchant has over his wife?

"I have a wyf, the worste that may be"

6

What quote shows that the merchant's wife is defiant?

"shrewe"

7

What word means trapping?

"snare"

8

What quote illustrates how pathetic the merchant is?

"sin ye so muchel knowen of that art"

9

What quote shows that regardless of the merchant's own pain, he cannot speak more?

"i telle may namoore"

10

What is the city famous for bankers and brothels?

"lumbardye"

11

What phrase is ironic and praises January?

"worthy"

12

What quote shows how January always obeyed his sexual desire for women?

"bodily delit"

13

What quote suggests that marriage is effortless, which contradicts the merchant's view?

"for wedlock is so esy and so clene, that in this world it is a paradis"

14

What quote describes wives as obedient?

"for who kan be so buxom as a wyf?"

15

What word describes a man whose wife is unfaithful?

"cokewold"

16

What quote gives an instant economic viewpoint?

"deffie theofraste and herke me"

17

What quote uses the retorical device of an apostrophe and religious imagery to paint the picture of ideal marriage?

"o blisful ordre of wedlock precious"

18

What's were the 3 referenced examples of women?

"Rebekke/Judith/Abigail"

19

What quote shows that January prefers mature fish and young meat?

"oold fish and yong flessh wolde i have ful fain"

20

What quote uses visceral imagery to show women as animalistic and uses a biblical illusion?

"a pyk than a pikeral, and bet than old boef is the tendre veel"

21

What quote shows intertextuality and stabs at the wife of bath?

"thise olde widwes"

22

What quote hints at how men can mould warm wax in their hands?

"right as men may warm wex with handes plye"

23

What quote is a reference to Damyan and suggests that all he knows is how to ruin marriage?

"that woot namoore of it than woot my page"