Curteis he was, lowely and servysáble,
And carf biforn his fader at the table.

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

Meaning

(= he was courteous, modest and attentive / And carved for his father at the table.)

Chaucer definitely likes the Squire, not as much as he likes the Knight, but there’s a bit of a man crush going on.

He’s an all round good guy, typifed by how attentive he is to his father, it’s just that he could probably do with a bit more practice at knightly pursuits.

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