Sir Gawaine's strength feebled and waxed pass- ing faint, that unnethes
he might dure any longer, and Sir Marhaus was then bigger and bigger --"
The transformation into the marquis's wife comes as a shock to the people: "Unnethe
[scarcely] the peple hir knew for hire fairnesse whan she translated [transformed] was in swich richesse" (ClT, 11.384-385).
Likewise, the Wife of Bath confesses that although her old husbands could "unnethe
" (scarcely, barely) pay the marriage debt they owed her (MED; 204-5), she made them work harder to compensate: "As help me God, I laughe when I thinke / How pitously anight I made hem swinke" (207-8).
164: "In the meanwhile that they thus stood talking together, therein came twelve nuns that brought with them Galahad, the which was passing fair and well made, that unnethe
in the world men might not find his match: and all those ladies wept.
the peple hir knew for hit fairnesse Whan she translated was in swich richnesse.
Our first mark of the black-clad Canon's dramatic arrival is the glistening hide of his horse, which "So swatte that it wonder was to see" (8.560), while that of his yeoman, similarly, "So swatte that unnethe
myghte it gon" (563).
The narrator tells us: Thus in this hevene he gan him to delite, And therwithal a thousand tyme hire kiste; That what to don for joie unnethe
Our first mark of the black-clad Canonjs dramatic arrival is the glistening hide of his horse, which "So swatte that it wonder was to see" (8.560), while that of his yeoman, similarly, "So swatte that unnethe
myghte it gon" (563).
Saturn, who paradoxically has the power to raze towers and walls, also has the ability to imprison and torture humans, causing their sudden and unexpected death: Dampned was he to dyen in that prisoun, For Roger, which that bisshop was of Pize, Hadde on hym maad a fals suggestioun, Thurgh which the peple gan upon hym rise And putten hym to prisoun in swich wise As ye han herd, and mete and drynke he hadde So smal that wel unnethe
it may suffise, And therwithal it was ful povre and badde.
email@example.com Length Lowest number Symbol/Word 5 10093 Unnet 6 100936 Unneth 7 1009367 Unneths 8 10093697 Unnethes
9 102133807 Unbuttons 10 2133802176 Buttonbush 11 39018170977 Tenuousness 12 213380217597 Buttonbushes 13 2801398170977 Bounteousness 14 79071817097797 Sensuousnesses 15 281039817097797 Bounteousnesses 5 99797 Eeses 6 903690 Eothen 7 9779097 Essenes 8 97581797 Espouses 9 977906813 Essenhout 10 9779068137 Essenhouts 11 82979097797 Obesenesses 12 823179097797 Obtusenesses 13 3901817097797 Tenuousnesses 14 79071817097797 Sensuousnesses 15 281039817097797 Bounteousnesses
Of wenches wolde I beren hem on honde, Whan that for syk unnethes
myghte they stonde.
Mazzon (2000: 138) sees the co-occurrence with nominal terms of address as crucial at the point of transition--however, the address O blisful Queene is a few lines away (481), it is followed by T, and at the place in question there is no such term (481-487): 5) My konnyng is so wayk, O blisful Queene, For to declare thy grete worthynesse That I ne may the weighte nat susteene; But as a child of twelf month oold, or lesse, That kan unnethes
any word expresse, Right so fare I, and therfore I yow preye, Gydeth my song that I shal of yow seye.