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Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue 19, The Plowman - (Forrest Hainline's Minimalist Translation)

Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue 19, The Plowman - (Forrest Hainline's Minimalist Translation)

529 With him there was a Plowman, was his brother,
530 That had hauled of dung full many a fother;
531 A true swinker and a good was he,
532 Living in peace and perfect charity.
533 God loved he best with all his whole heart
534 At all times, though him gamed or smarte,
535 And then his neighbor right as himself.
536 He would thresh, and thereto dike and delve,
537 For Christ's sake, for every poor wight,
538 Without hire, if it lay in his might.
539 His tithes paid he full fair and well,
540 Both of his proper swink and his chattel.
541 In a tabard he road upon a mare.

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