The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
And specially, from every shires ende
Of Engelond to Caunterbury they wende,
The holy blisful martir for to seke,
That hem hath holpen, whan that they were seke.
(General Prologue 14 – 17)
He yaf nat of that text a pulled hen,
That seith that hunters ben nat holy men.
(General Prologue 176 – 177)
For unto a povre ordre for to yive
Is signe that a man is wel y-shrive –
For if he yaf, he dorste make avaunt,
He wiste that a man was repentaunt.
(General Prologue 225 – 228).