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The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story

The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story

by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Manciple Timeline and Summary

  • The Manciple's portrait is the nineteenth in the General Prologue.
  • Before he tells his tale, the Manciple makes fun of the Cook for being so drunk, then makes him even more drunk to avoid further conflict with him.
  • The Manciple is the 23rd to tell his tale, after the Canon's Yeoman and before the Parson.

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