For unto swich a worthy man as he
Acorded nat, as by his facultee,
To have with sike lazars aqueyntaunce;

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


(=For such a worthy man as he / It was not pertinent, in view of his official position / to have acquaintance with sick beggars)

Again, Chaucer the pilgrim is ventriloquized by the Friar’s dodgy arguments. This is a disgustingly snobbish, anti-religious sentiment.

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