His typet was ay farsed ful of knyves
And pynnes, for to yeven yonge wyves.
And certeinly he hadde a murye note:
Wel koude he synge, and pleyen on a rote;
Of yeddynges he baar outrely the pris.
His nekke whit was as the flour-de-lys;
Therto he strong was as a champioun.
This is Chaucer's description in the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales (lines 233-239) of the corrupt friar with the pocketful of trinkets and the smooth tongue to seduce young women. Run the cursor over the shadowed words to see the glosses, which should appear for about five seconds. Home