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=Tale.=

Who so shall telle a tale after a man,
He moste reherse, as neighe as ever he can,
Everich word, if it be in his charge,
All speke he never so rudely and so large.

CHAUCER: _Canterbury Tales, Prologue,_ Line 733.

But that I am forbid
To tell the secrets of my prison-house,
I could a tale unfold, whose lightest word
Would harrow up thy soul.

SHAKS.: _Hamlet,_ Act i., Sc. 5.

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver
Of my whole course of love.

SHAKS.: _Othello,_ Act i., Sc. 3.

Meet me by moonlight alone,
And then I will tell you a tale
Must be told by the moonlight alone,
In the grove at the end of the vale!

J.A. WADE: _Meet Me by Moonlight._



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