The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Sergeant of the Law Timeline and Summary

  • The Sergeant of the Law's portrait is the ninth in the General Prologue.
  • Before he tells his tale, the Sergeant of the Law complains that Chaucer has already put all the worthwhile tales in writing.
  • The Sergeant of the Law is the fifth to tell his tale, after the Cook and before the Wife of Bath.

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