The Franklin

The Canterbury Tales


"Of sanguine temperament by every sign," (Chaucer 333)

"He loved well his morning sop in wine, (Chaucer 334)

"His beard and ale were always right well done; a man with better cellars there was none, " (Chaucer 341-342)


"White was his beard as is the white daisy," (Chaucer 332)

"For he was Epicurus' very son, That held opinion that a full delight Was true felicity, perfect and right," (Chaucer 336-338)

"Woe to his cook, except the sauces were poignant and sharp," (Chaucer 352-353)


1.) Indulgent-benignly lenient or permissive

2.) Hoggish-selfish; gluttonous

3.) Affluent-having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods; prosperous; rich

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