Embrouded was he, as it were a meede
Al ful of fresshe floures whyte and reede.

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


(= [his clothes were] embroidered, as if he was a meadow / Full of flowers blooming white and red.)

He wore blinging clothes, basically.

We can either admire the Squire for his strong sense of style, or wonder if he’s more style over substance. By showing and not telling, Chaucer leaves the interpretation pretty much wide open.

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