The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
[The Prioress] peyned hire to countrefete chere
Of court, and to been estatlich of manere,
And to ben holden digne of reverence.
(General Prologue 139 – 141)
This worthy man ful wel his wit bisette:
Ther wiste no wight that he was in dette.
(General Prologue 279 – 280)
Discreet he was and of greet reverence:
He semed swich, his wordes weren so wyse.