Wel koude he dresse his takel yemanly;
His arwes drouped noght with fetheres lowe—
And in his hand he baar a myghty bowe.

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

Meaning

(= He could carry his equipment skilfully [as a yeoman should] / None of his arrows dropped due to dodgy feathers / And in his hand he carried a large bow.)

More straight up yeomanliness from Chaucer’s very yeomanly yeoman. There’s not a lot to say here, these are all just qualities the Yeoman would be expected to have.

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