Chaucer's "Merchant's Tale", 1427-28.

Author / Editor
Harrington, David V.

Chaucer's "Merchant's Tale", 1427-28.

Notes and Queries 209 (1964): 166-67.

Observes differences between January's reference to proverbially "sotile clerkis" (MerT 4.1427) and the Wife of Bath's reference to proverbially "parfyt" ones (WBT 3.44c; perhaps cancelled). The first is anti-clerical; the latter pro-clerical, and perhaps the reason Chaucer's cancelled it in WBT.

Chaucer Subjects
Merchant and His Tale
Wife of Bath and Her Tale
Manuscripts and Textual Studies