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The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story

The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story

by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Parson Timeline and Summary

  • The Parson's portrait is the sixteenth in the General Prologue.
  • Before he speaks, the Parson refuses to tell a tale, saying they are sinful.
  • The Parson's "tale," actually a sermon, is the last in The Canterbury Tales, occurring after the Manciple's Tale.

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