By Geoffrey Chaucer
The procession that crosses Chaucer's pages is as lively and as richly textured as a medieval tapestry. The Knight, the Miller, the Friar, the Squire, the Prioress, the spouse of bathtub, and others who make up the solid of characters — together with Chaucer himself — are genuine humans, with human feelings and weaknesses. while it truly is remembered that Chaucer wrote in English at a time whilst Latin was once the normal literary language throughout western Europe, the importance of his fulfillment is much more striking. yet Chaucer's genius wishes no historic creation; it bursts forth from each web page of The Canterbury Tales.
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Liao Hua said, “General Guan is besieged in Maicheng. As help from the west will be a long time in coming, I have been sent to beg you for assistance. ” So Liao Hua went to the guesthouse, where he waited anxiously for them to lend help while the two leaders talked over the matter. ” “Wu is very powerful,” replied his colleague. “Now they have control over the whole region, save this small crumb of a place, Maicheng. What is worse, Cao Cao is close by with 53 about half a million men. We have no hope to stand against the two mighty armies with our meager force of mountain people.
When Sun Quan visited the city, Lu Meng met him at the boundary and led him to the official residence, where he issued rewards and commendations. Then he ordered the former prefect, Pan Chin, to continue his charge of the city. Yu Jin, who was in prison, was freed and sent back to Cao Cao. When the people had been comforted and the soldiers rewarded, there was a great banquet in celebration of the success of the expedition. Sun Quan said to Lu Meng, “Jingzhou is now in our hands, but there are still the two cities of Gongan and Nanjun.
Before long, Ma Zhong, who had actually caught Guan Yu, came hustling his prisoner before him. “I had long admired you for your great virtue,” said Sun Quan to Guan Yu, “so I offered you an alliance through marriage. Why did you refuse? You always regarded yourself 61 invincible—how come you are my prisoner today? ” Guan Yu answered, cursing indignantly at his enemy: “You blue-eyed brat! You red-bearded rat! I pledged in the Peach Garden with my sworn brothers to uphold the Hans. Do you think I will ever associate with a rebel like you?
Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer