The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
At many a noble armee hadde [the Knight] be,
At mortaille batailles hadde he been fiftene
And foughten for oure feith at Tramyssene
In lystes thries and ay slayn his foo.
(General Prologue 60 – 64)
If that he faught and hadde the hyer hond,
by water he sente hem hoom to every lond.
(General Prologue 401 – 402)
In all the parisshe wyf ne was ther noon
That to the offringe bifore [the Wife of Bath] sholde goon.
(General Prologue 451 – 452)