Use the glossary in The Riverside Chaucer for words not glossed in the margins; see also a note on Gower's spellings.
Confessio Amantis, Book I, 93-202
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In what follows, Genius, Love's priest, questions Gower about his sins (against love, at least at the beginning) and instructs him by telling illustrative stores, exempla of the various sins and their remedies. As the work progresses, the concern develops from courtly love to matters of morals, politics, and religion.
Text adapted from: The English Works of John Gower, ed. G. C. Macaulay, EETS e.s. 81-82. London. 1900-01.