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The 'Critical spouse to Literature' will lead each pupil and veteran student on a hugely worthwhile pilgrimage via 'The Canterbury stories' and Chaucer's different nice works.

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Thus, it follows naturally that the fortunes of men, who live in a mutable world, are mutable. Prosa 4 The narrator finally acknowledges the truth of Philosophy’s teachings. She notes that in his complaining he has forgotten that he still possesses many great things. Among these are his noble father-in-law, his faithful wife, and his two sons who daily display the wit and wisdom of their father. The narrator again agrees with her assessment, but reminds her that these same examples also show what great honors and possessions he has lost.

Metrum 1 Philosophy uses examples from nature and the physical world to illustrate how the contrast between cloudy and clear, bitter and sweet, and so forth, may enhance the effect of the good part in each pair. In the same way, by first understanding the false goods, the narrator will more eagerly embrace the truth. Prosa 2–Metrum 2 In Prosa 2, Philosophy defines true happiness as that complete good which, once obtained, leaves nothing more to be desired. It lacks nothing, but is a perfect state in which all other forms of goodness come together.

From this general description of his state of mind, the narrative progresses to a particular episode of insomnia when the narrator attempts to pass his sleepless hours by reading a book of tales, probably Ovid’s Metamorphoses, which contains a version of the story described below and was popular among medieval readers. Part Two The narrator next relates the story that he read, the tragedy of King Seys and Queen Alcyone. King Seys departs upon a sea voyage, leaving his wife behind. When weeks pass and she has not heard from him, Alcyone suspects that something may have gone wrong and prays to the goddess Juno for news of her husband.

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