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1. Old French Jangleresse, feminine of jangleor.

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2. And of my tonge a verray Jangleresse, And walke I wolde, as I had doon biforn, From hous to hous, although he had it sworn, For which he often-tymes wolde …

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3. When she admits: "Stibourn [stubborn] I was as is a leonesse," and a "verray Jangleresse [absolute chatterbox]", she is once more comically unaware that the members of her audience have realised this for themselves by now

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4. And of my tonge a verray Jangleresse, And walke I wolde, as I had doon biforn, 640: From hous to hous, although he had it sworn; For which he often tymes wolde preche, And me of olde Romayn geestes teche; How he Symplicius Gallus lefte his wyf, And hire forsook for terme of al his lyf, 645: Noght but for open-heveded he hir say

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5. Jangleresse noun chatterbox, female gossip

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6. And of my tonge a verray Jangleresse, And walke I wolde, as I hadde doon biforn, From hous to hous, although he hadde it sworn; For which he often times wolde preche, And me of olde Romain geestes teche, How he Simplicius Gallus lafte his wif, And hire forsook for terme of al his lif, Nought but for open-heveded he hire sey

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7. The opposition between ‘experience' and ‘auctoritee' announced in the opening peaks here, as the Wife, ‘a verray Jangleresse', (a talkative, ranting, lying woman) takes on the clerk and his whole book of wicked wives

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8. ''And of my tongue a verray Jangleresse, And walke I wolde, as I had doon biforn, From hous to hous, although he had it sworn'' LINES 638-640

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9. To the extent that -ess was attached to agent nouns in -er(e) one has to assume that -er did carry the semantic value ‘male’ and was not generic (Jangleresse, traiteresse; cf

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10. Alisoun, however, takes no heed of custom and continues to talk back to him, “And of my tonge a verray Jangleresse,” (638) and encourages scandal by visiting her neighbors without him: “And walke I wolde, as I had doon biforn, / From hous to hous, although he had it sworn” (639-40).

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11. And of my tonge a verray Jangleresse, And walke I wolde, as I had doon biforn, 640 From hous to hous, although he had it sworn; For which he often tymes wolde preche, And me of olde Romayn geestes teche; How he Symplicius Gallus lefte his wyf, And hire forsook for terme of al his lyf, Noght but for open-heveded he hir say

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12. 638 And of my tonge a verray Jangleresse, 649 Withouten his wityng, he forsook hire eke

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13. 638 And of my tonge a verray Jangleresse, Jangleresse: chatterbox 649 Withouten his wityng, he forsook hire eke

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14. 638 And of my tonge a verray Jangleresse, 649 Withouten his wityng, he forsook hire eke

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15. Chapter 5 “A Verray Jangleresse”: Experience, Authority, and the Blisse of the Wife of Bath (pp

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16. Stibourne I was as is a leonesse,/And of my tonge a verray Jangleresse” (Chaucer 641-644).The power she is determined to wield in her life and relationships regardless of what the Church determinedwas right for a woman is a bold, liberating move on the behalf of all women

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17. I would suggest that Alisoun, a “verray Jangleresse” (III 638), takes pleasure not merely in appropriating men’s univocal word with women’s equivocal word, but also in glossing the clerical sexual fantasy with women’s “joly body” (II 1185)

Jangleresse, Joly

18. And of my tonge verray Jangleresse, 638

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19. - The Wife reveals herself to be the garrulous, indiscreet, deceitful 'Jangleresse' and gossip that was a frequent object of attack by male authorities-The wife is condescending

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20. Chaucer describes the wife of Bath "and of my tongue a verray Jangleresse" (Benson 1988:113, El

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21. 638 And of my tonge a verray Jangleresse, Jangleresse: chatterbox 649 Withouten his wityng, he forsook hire eke

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22. Stibourne I was as is a leonesse, And of my tonge a verray Jangleresse, And walke I wolde, as I had doon biforn, From hous to hous, although he had it sworn, For which he often-tymes wolde preche, And me of olde Romayn geestes teche, How he Symplicius Gallus lefte his wyf, And hir forsook for terme of al his lyf, Noght but for open-heveded he hir say, Lookynge out at his dore, upon a day.

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23. 638: And of my tonge verray Jangleresse, 639: And walke I wolde, as I had doon biforn, 640: From hous to hous, although he had it sworn; 641: For which he often tymes wolde preche, 642: And me of olde romayn geestes teche; 643: How he symplicius gallus lefte his wyf, 644: And hire forsook for terme of …

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24. Je n'en suis Jangleresse: En cette foi je veuil vivre et mourir

Je, Jangleresse

25. And of my tonge a verray Jangleresse, 645 And walke I wolde, as I had doon biforn, From hous to hous, although he had it sworn, For which he often-tymes wolde preche, And me of olde Romayn geestes teche, How he Symplicius Gallus lefte his wyf, 650 And hir forsook for terme of al his lyf, Noght but for open-heveded he hir say,

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26. Meanild grucchild Jangleresse rikelot doude leiȝster conciounatrix —ȝif i plaunt seeds jn this white feeld— slutte strumpet callot wicch slovenin— i come bk t myselfe after a spel, liv upon ground a while, look about me

Jangleresse, Jn

27. N'avoir les cieulx, je n'en suis Jangleresse: En ceste foy je vueil vivre et mourir

Je, Jangleresse

28. She was no mere “Jangleresse” (gossip) and knew when to keep her peace (we were always warned not to “blab”), but like all the distaff members of her connection, she carried like cargo her language with her out of the east Belfast working class in which she was reared, or rared as they said (as a girl she lived next door to John Boyd

Jangleresse, John

29. Stibourne I was as is a leonesse, And of my tonge a verray Jangleresse, And walke I wolde, as I had doon biforn, 645 From hous to hous, although he had it sworn, For which he often-tymes wolde preche, And me of olde Romayn geestes teche, How he Symplicius Gallus lefte his wyf, And hir forsook for terme of al his lyf, 650 Noght but for open

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30. La pie est Jangleresse E reelement cesse De mostrer ou ele est, E la femme par son us D’assez jangle plus

Jangleresse, Jangle

31. And of my tonge a verray Jangleresse, And walke I wolde, as I had doon biforn, From hous to hous, although he had it sworn, For which he often-tymes wolde preche, And me of olde Romayn geestes teche, How he Symplicius Gallus lefte his wyf, And hir forsook for terme of al his lyf, Noght but for open-heveded he hir say, Lookynge out at his dore

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32. Je n'en suis Jangleresse : En cette foi je veuil vivre et mourir

Je, Jangleresse

33. 637: Stibourn I was as is a leonesse, 638: And of my tonge verray Jangleresse, 639: And walke I wolde, as I had doon biforn, 640: From hous to hous, although he had it

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34. Stibourne I was as is a leonesse, And of my tonge a verray Jangleresse, And walke I wolde, as I had doon biforn, From hous to hous, although he had it sworn, For which he often-tymes wolde preche, And me of olde Romayn geestes teche, How he Symplicius Gallus lefte his wyf, And hir forsook for terme of al his lyf, Noght but for open-heveded he

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35. Je n'en suis Jangleresse : En cette foi je veuil vivre et mourir

Je, Jangleresse

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