But for to tellen yow of his array,

from Geoffrey Chaucer – The Canterbury Tales (General Prologue) on Rap Genius


But to tell you about what he was wearing …

The General Prologue tells us what pretty much all of the different pilgrims were wearing. Chaucer’s characters are often reflected in the ways they present themselves, whether that’s in their clothes, or, when each pilgrim comes to telling her/his tale, in their language. Can’t help feeling that the great poet’s forgotten something:

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