The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue & Frame Story
He wolde techen him to have non awe
In swiche cas of the erchedeknes curs,
But-if a mannes soule were in his purs,
For in his purs he sholde y-punisshed be.
(General Prologue 654 – 657)
For wel he wiste, whan that song was songe,
He most preche, and wel affyle his tonge
To winne silver, as he ful wel coude.
(General Prologue 711 – 713)
"I seye, my lord kan swich subtilitee –
That al this ground on which we been ridyng
Til that we come to Caunterbury toun,
He koude al clene turnen up-so-doun
And pave it al of silver and of gold."
(Canon's Yeoman's Prologue 67, 70 – 73)