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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Summoner's Tale
lines 284-289: Thomas says he has given his fortune to several friars


       "God woot," quod he, "nothyng therof feele I!
285As help me Crist, as I in fewe yeres,
Have spent upon diverse manere freres
Ful many a pound; yet fare I never the bet.
Certeyn, my good have I almoost biset.
Farwel, my gold, for it is al ago!"
       "God knows," said he, "nothing thereof feel I;
285So help me Christ as I, these last few years,
Have spent on divers friars, it appears,
Full many a pound; and I'm no better yet.
Truly my wealth have I almost upset.
Farewell my gold! for it has slipped away."




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The friar says Thomas should not trust other friars and not even his wife
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