A Prologue Perfume Oil

A Prologue Perfume Oil

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Here bygynneth the Book
of the tales of Canterbury
(Middle English)

Here begins the Book
of the Tales of Canterbury
(Modern English)

Whan that aprill with his shoures soote
The droghte of march hath perced to the roote,
And bathed every veyne in swich licour
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
Whan zephirus eek with his sweete breeth
Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
Tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne
Hath in the ram his halve cours yronne,
And smale foweles maken melodye,
That slepen al the nyght with open ye
(so priketh hem nature in hir corages);
Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages,
And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes,
To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes;
And specially from every shires ende
Of engelond to caunterbury they wende,
The hooly blisful martir for to seke,
That hem hath holpen whan that they were seeke.
When April with his showers sweet with fruit
The drought of March has pierced unto the root
And bathed each vein with liquor that has power
To generate therein and sire the flower;
When Zephyr also has, with his sweet breath,
Quickened again, in every holt and heath,
The tender shoots and buds, and the young sun
Into the Ram one half his course has run,
And little birds make melody
That sleep through all the night with open eye
(So Nature pricks them on to ramp and rage)-
Then do folk long to go on pilgrimage,
And palmers to go seeking out strange strands,
To distant shrines well known in sundry lands.
And specially from every shire's end
Of England they to Canterbury wend,
The holy blessed martyr there to seek
Who helped them when they lay so sick.

The pilgrims are on their way to Canterbury Cathedral in April. The countryside is beautiful and all are merry in the lush spring sunshine. The lightest of spring flowers, the reticulated iris combined with a green hay like grass and this simple compelling blend sends you on your adventure. The soul of this time of year when the Ram is still running (in the middle of the sign of Aries!).

Type: Floral, spicy

  • Model: prologue
  • Shipping Weight: 0.075lbs

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 28 March, 2012.