The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales (Five members of a Guild ) part 31

The five members of a guild are characters of the haberdasher, the carpenter, the weaver, the dyer and tye arras maker. 373. √Čverich, for the wisdom that he kan, 374. Was shaply for to been an alderman; 375. For catel hadde they ynogh and rente, 376. And eek hir wyves wolde it wel assente, 377. And elles certeyn were they to blame. 378. It is ful fair to been y-cleped Madame, 379. And goon to vigilies al bifore, 380. And have a mantel roialliche y-bore.


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