Ful many a deyntee hors hadde he in stable;

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


(= He had lots of fine horses in his stable)

Jill Mann in Chaucer and the Medieval Estates Satire points out many examples of monks as horse collecters; this feature fits the ‘type’ of monks at the time, and is at worst gentle satire.

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