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Aaron

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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the brother of Moses (Moyses), a priest, is cited by the friar in The Summoner's Tale (III.1894) as

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ABC  

One of Chaucer's shorter poems (184 lines, in eight-line stanzas). It is a translation of a prayer to the Virgin (Seinte Marie) in the Pelerinaige de la vie humaine (1331 ...
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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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one of Chaucer's shorter poems (184 lines, in eight-line stanzas). It is a translation of a prayer to the Virgin

Abigail

Abigail  

In 1 Samuel 25, the wife of Nabal and subsequently of David. The name came to signify a waiting‐woman, from the name of the ‘waiting‐gentlewoman’ in The Scornful Lady by ...
Abigayl

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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Abigail, the wife of Nabal in the Old Testament, saved her husband (I Sam. 25:1–35) from the wrath of King

Abraham

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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the Old Testament patriarch whose story is told in Genesis 11:27–25:18. He was traditionally held to be the image of

Absolon

Absolon  

The Oxford parish clerk in The Miller's Tale, the rival of the clerk Nicholas for the affections of Alison. We are given a formal portrait of him (I.3312–80). He has ...
Absolon

Absolon  

In the Old Testament, the son of King David (2 Sam. 13–19:8), whose beauty and whose splendid head of hair (2 Sam. 14:26) were famous. In medieval literature he became ...
Absolon

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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in the Old Testament, the son of King David (2 Sam. 13–19:8), whose beauty and whose splendid head of hair

Absolon

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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the Oxford parish clerk in The Miller's Tale, the rival of the clerk Nicholas for the affections of Alison.

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