The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Clerk Timeline and Summary
- The Clerk's portrait is the eighth in the General Prologue.
- In his Prologue, the Host chides the Clerk for studying on horseback, telling him to be "of better cheer" (Clerk's Prologue 7).
- The Clerk is the eighth to tell his tale, after the Summoner and before the Merchant.