This worthy man ful wel his wit bisette;
Ther wiste no wight that he was in dette,

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


(= This worthy man used his wits to the full / There was no-one who knew that he was in debt)

A surprisingly frank couplet, here, as Chaucer makes it clear that the Merchant used his intelligence to conceal his debts.

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