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portraits prologue canterbury tales

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Knight
loved chivalry, truth, honor, freedom, courtesy
Knight
there for the fall of Alexandria
Knight
fought in 15 battles
Knight
good horses
Knight
drab clothing: fustian tunic, dark and stained
Knight
true, perfect, gentle
Squire
young man
Squire
of average height
Squire
sang and played the flute all day
Squire
wore bright clothing
Squire
knew how to ride horses well
Squire
polite, modest, able, served his father at meal times
Squire
ladies man: player
Squire
had yellow curls and dressed beautifully
Squire
was out with women til the very early hours of the morning
Yeoman
servant to the knight and squire
yeoman
wore a coat and hood of green
Yeoman
his arrows had peacock feathers on them
Yeoman
head like a nut, very tan
Yeoman
he knew woodcraft well--made furniture
Yeoman
wore a St. Christopher medal--protected travelers
Prioress
Madam Eglantine
Prioress
very distinguished family--rich
Prioress
superior of her group of nuns
Prioress
when angry she would say, "Oh Saint Loye"--patron saint of gold jewelry
Prioress
spoke French, well educated and most likely tutored
Prioress
excellent manners
Prioress
had little dogs she fed from the table
Prioress
wore a broach that says in Latin, "Love Conquers All"
Monk
kept many horses in his stable
Monk
ignored rules of St. Benedict
Friar
wanton--immoral
Friar
lured young woman with things they want
Friar
sold women into marriage
Friar
partier
Friar
special license from Pop to hear confession and give penance
Friar
sang well and played the hurdy gurdy
Friar
knew the taverns well in every town
Friar
tried to get money out of everyone, even poor widows
Friar
name is Hubert
merchant
forked beard
merchant
in debt but no one kenw it
merchant
wore a beaver hat
merchant
expert at exchanging money
merchant
wishes there were sea police
merchant
narrator likes him--worthy man
clerk
professional student at Oxford
Clerk
never leaves school
clerk
coat is thread bare
clerk
if he needed money he got it from his friends and in return he'd pray for them
clerk
gladly would he learn and gladly would he teach
sergeant at the law
lawyer
sergeant at the law
seemed busier than he was
sergeant at the law
speculator in land
sergeant at the law
knew all the cases since William the Conqueror (1066)
sergeant at law
perfect writing
sergeant at law
coat and a sash
franklin
white, bearded
franklin
cake and wine for breakfast
franklin
was Epicurus--like the finer things
franklin
snowed in his house of meat and drink
franklin
great entertainer
franklin
knight of the shire--auditor: collected taxes
franklin
served in Parliament
franklin
not born to aristocracy, won the title
franklin
had a cellar on earth no one could match
guildsman
haberdasher, carpenter, weaver, dyer, tapestry maker
guildsman
dressed in uniform of guild
guildsman
pure silver knife
guildsman
their wives wanted to be called madams and have servant girls pick up their dresses so they dont' get dirty
guildsman
pretentious
cook
brewmaster
cook
he can take a sip of beer and know which tavern it came from
cook
he has an ulcer on his leg
skipper
from Dartmouth
skipper
rode a horse as best he could
skipper
he was a good fellow but he stole wine
skipper
he knows tides and ship courses and moons
skipper
any prisoners he captured walked the plank
skipper
ships name was Madeline
doctor
grounded in astonomy
doctor
was not always honest by how he made his money
doctor
associated with the Apothecary
doctor
prescribed meds to people who didn't need them
doctor
made most of his money treating the plague
doctor
special love for gold
wife of bath
deaf in one ear
wife of bath
wore 10lbs of linen on her head on Sunday
wife of bath
had 5 hustbands
wife of bath
been to Jerusalem three times
wife of bath
wore red stockings
wife of bath
gap toothed--attractive
wife of bath
will tell you anything you need to know about marriage
plowman
most humble of all
plowman
God he loved best with his whole heart and loved his neighbors as himself
plowman
he payed his 10% tithes in full even though he is one of the poorest
plowman
brother to the parson
parson
if gold rusts what will iron do
parson
neighborhood priest
parson
shepard and no mercenary
parson
Christ's teachings and 12 apostles he taught
miller
about 230lbs, wrestler
miller
he could break a door off by it hinges or break through it with his head
miller
red beard
miller
wart on the end of his nose
miller
foul mouth and loved to tell dirty tavern stories
miller
had a thumb of gold: rips off everyone just a little bit and over time it becomes a lot
miller
he plays the bagpipes
manciple
business agent of a company of lawyers
manciple
caterers might follow his example: buy food at good prices and sell it back at higher prices
manciple
illiterate man
manciple
can outsmart the lawyers and those who are educated
miller
lives debt free
the reeve
director of large landowner's farm
the reeve
thin, crank, and old
the reeve
skinny long legs, no calves, bony
the reeve
funniest looking character
the reeve
feared him like they feared the plague
the reeve
really good carpenter
the reeve
rides last in the entourage of Chaucer's pilgrims
summoner
brings people to court who go against church law
summoner
allowed people to pay off the blackmail he had on them
summoner
horrible looking man, patches on his face
summoner
bad sexual immorality
summoner
children were afraid of his face
summoner
loved garlic
summoner
when he was drunk he spoke Latin
pardoner
rode along with the summoner and they sang together
pardoner
hair as yellow as wax
pardoner
saved a portrait of Christ's face in his hat
pardoner
carried a pillow case that he claimed was his marriage veil
pardoner
claims to have a piece of a sail from St. Peter's ship
pardoner
has alleged relics
pardoner
had a jar of pig bones--saints
pardoner
sings best at offertory--during mass
pardoner
gets more money in a single day than another man would get in 2 months
host
Harry Bailey