The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
Everich, for the wisdom that he can,
Was shaply for to been an alderman.
For catel hadde they ynogh and rente.
(General Prologue 371 – 373)
He kepte that he wan in pestilence,
For gold in phisik is cordial;
Therfore he lovede gold in special.
(General Prologue 442 – 444)
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)