The Astrological Background of the Miller's Tale

  title={The Astrological Background of the Miller's Tale},
  author={John J. O'connor},
  pages={120 - 125}
THE importance of the word "astrologye" in the Miller's Tale has been generally recognized. It is the key word in Nicholas' scheme to cuckold John the carpenter. Yet, in the context of the tale, "astrologye" has much more significance than has been noticed hitherto. For Chaucer was by no means original in connecting judicial astrology with an impending flood. He knew, and would have expected his audience to know, the astrological tradition of the Deluge. This tradition, that Noah was a skillful… 
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