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Wild Horses justice, justice, and Charity in the Prioress’s Tale.

Wild Horses justice, justice, and Charity in the Prioress’s Tale.

With respect to the Prioress, Chaucer would have accepted the common medieval argument that charity, or its primary element, patience, is to be preferred to vengeance, as is seen in Christ’s Crucifixion. Chaucer also would have assumed, with Langland, that in the absence of charity no virtue is sufficient for salvation.

Volume

PLL 22 (1986): 339-51.

Author

Rex, Richard.