The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
A good man was ther of religioun,
And was a povre persoun of a toun,
but riche he was of holy thought and werk.
(General Prologue 477 – 479)
A trewe swinkere and a good was he,
Livinge in pees and parfit charitee.
God loved he best with al his hole herte
At alle tymes thogh him gamed or smerte.
(General Prologue 531 – 534)
His walet lay biforn him in his lappe,
Bretful of pardoun comen from Rome al hoot.
(General Prologue 686 – 687)