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Unformatted text preview: And nat oonly my gold, but my chaffare. Take what yow list, God shilde that ye spare. But o thing is, ye knowe it wel ynogh, Of chapmen, that hir moneie is hir plogh. We may creaunce whil we have a name; But goldless for to be, it is no game. Paye it again whan it lith in youre ese; After my myghte ful fayn wolde I yow plese. (284-92) What is ironic about the metaphors used by the merchant to describe his business? 5. Compare The Shipmans Tale to one of the other fabliaux we have studied this semester....
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