The Franklin from the Canterbury Tales
(Mary Evans and Tadashia Williams)

The Franklin was Epicurus' son. (Line 346) Franklin means to be a "Free Man". He had a white-beard and was high-colored. Franklin was very gracious. He was also confident and wealthy. He owned a large estate without being a knight. His bread and wine were the best of the best. (Line 351) The Franklin's table was covered with dishes of the season. "According to the seasons of the year changes of dish were ordered to appear." (Line 357-358) Not only did he have food, "he kept fat partridges in coops, beyond, many a bream and pike were in his pond" (Line 359-360)

Comment Stream