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The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story

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.

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