Comparison of Geoffrey Chaucer Canterbury Tales Prologue to William Shakespeare
Geoffrey Chaucer Canterbury Tales Prologue has 860 lines, and one of them has a weak match at magnitude 10 in William Shakespeare. Almost 100% of the lines have no match.
Canterbury Tales Prologue: 207
His palfrey was as broun as is a berye.
Henry V 3.7: 13
Nay, the man hath no wit that cannot, from the rising of the lark to the lodging of the lamb, vary deserv’d praise on my palfrey. It is a theme as fluent as the sea; turn the sands into eloquent tongues, and my horse is argument for them all. ’Tis a subject for a sovereign to reason on, and for a sovereign’s sovereign to ride on; and for the world, familiar to us and unknown, to lay apart their particular functions and wonder ...