The Franklin is the 10th character of The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. 353. Wo was his cook but if his sauce were354. Poynaunt and sharp, and redy al his geere.355. His table dormant in his halle alway356. Stood redy covered al the longe day.357. At sessiouns ther was he lord and sire;358. Ful ofte tyme he was knyght of the shire.359. An anlaas, and a gipser al of silk,360. Heeng at his girdel, whit as morne milk.361. A shirreve hadde he been, and a countour;362. Was nowher such a worthy vavasour.