The Friar and His Tale

The Friar

The Friar and His Tale

"A Frere ther was, a wantowne and a merye,
A lymytour, a ful solempne man.
In alle the ordres foure is noon that kan
So muchel of daliaunce and fair langage.
He hadde maad ful many a mariage
Of yonge wommen at his owene cost.
Unto his ordre he was a noble post." (208-214)

The Friar's Tale recounts the story of a dishonest summoner who inadvertently befriends the Devil and makes a bargain with him, damning his own soul to hell in the process.
Bibliography

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Riverside Chaucer . Ed. Larry D. Benson. 3rd ed. Boston: Houghton, 1987.