The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
Also I preye yow to foryive it me,
al have I nat set folk in hir degree
Here in this tale, as that they shode stonde;
My wit is schort, ye may wel understonde.
(General Prologue 743 – 745)
Were it by aventure, or sort, or cas,
The sothe is this, the cut fil to the Knight.
(General Prologue 344 – 345)
"Now telleth ye, sir Monk, if that ye konne,
Somwhat to quite with the Knyghtes tale."
(Miller's Prologue 10 – 11)