The Merchant is 7th character of the cnanterbury tales. 272. A Marchant was ther with a forked berd, 273. In motteleye, and hye on horse he sat; 274. Upon his heed a Flaundryssh bevere hat; 275. His bootes clasped faire and fetisly. 276. His resons he spak ful solémpnely, 277. Sownynge alway thencrees of his wynnyng. 278. He wolde the see were kept for any thing 279. Bitwixe Middelburgh and Orewelle.