The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales (7 The Merchant) part 22

The Merchant is 7th character of the cnanterbury tales. 280. Wel koude he in eschaunge sheeldes selle. 281. This worthy man ful wel his wit bisette; 282. Ther wiste no wight that he was in dette, 283. So estatly was he of his gouvernaunce, 284. With his bargaynes and with his chevyssaunce. 285. For sothe he was a worthy man with-alle, 286. But, sooth to seyn, I noot how men hym calle. 287. A Clerk ther was of Oxenford also, 288. That unto logyk hadde longe y-go. 289. As leene was his hors as is a rake, 290. And he nas nat right fat, I undertake,

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