Manciple

Mahogany Stallworth

Part 1

  • Manciple were the care taker of lawyers they were the one to basically go food shopping and other minor thing that someone would need to make a comfortable living https://ctcharacters.wikispaces.com/4+Manciple+-+Mielcarek
  • This tells me that back in the med-evil time people probably weren't very self sufficient and that maybe people weren't smart enough to know how to go buy their own food and go out and do everyday (same link)
  • A manciple was not a very liked or cared about person because he was also very sneaky and thief and he only served well schooled people (same link)
  • A manciple would probably feel like an everyday servant to different people always doing errand and on the run going to different stores worry about other people preferences and dislike always trying appease people
  • Chaucer told their financial status but didn't tell physical appearance told how they could buy whatever was needed at a store but could they read a book they could simply know how to buy things off an self buy looking remembering what it looks like because they do it on an everyday basis(same link)
  • Today you could compare a manciple to a quartermaster because they are a military official responsible for providing quarters, rotation, clothing, and other supplies or even a mom they basically kept the lawyers on track and took care over them like a child https://www.google.com/?safe=active&ssui=on#q=define+a+quartermaster&safe=active&ssui=on

part 2

1.A gentle MANCIPLE was there of a temple:

1)Of which achatours mightè take example: good at their job

2) buyers For to be wise in buying of vitaille: always out shopping good with pricing and buying things

3) For whether that he paid or took by taille: tally off things he mightve bought like a shopping list

4)by tally, on credit Algate he waited so in his achate: would be good with credit

5) That he was aye before and in good state: Good mind set always on top of things

6)always ahead Now is not that of God a full great grace: holy man

7) That such a lewèd manne's wit shall pass: always horny

8) The wisdom of a heap of learned men?: more street smarts than book smarts

9) Of masters had he more than thricè ten: had more than 30 masters/ people he had to answer

10)more than thirty That were of law expért and curious:wonder how the laywers and such inner works were like

11)skilled Of which there were a dozen in that house: very skilled man

12) Worthy to be stewardès of rent and land: people knew they could keep up with things and were responsible

13)Of any lord that is in Engèland To make him livè by his proper good: his living arrangements where very kept up with

14)on his own income In honor debtless, but if he were wood,:never in debt

15)unless he was mad Or live as scarcely as him list desire: usually have what he needs unless crazy

16) And able for to helpèn all a shire: helpful person

17) In any case that mightè fall or hap: in any situation he we always fall through

18) befall or happen And yet this manciple set their aller cap: always thinking

http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/webcore/murphy/canterbury/2genpro.pdf

2."The Manciple is in charge of buying provisions for a group of Lawyers in London, but is shrewder in his management than all of them put together."The fact that he work and his daily life was surrounded by lawyers he must have been casual not necessarily a suit and tie but he definitely had to look the part for someone of that status to trust him with their money and food

3."Whether he paid in cash or took on credit, he was so watchful in his buying that he was always ahead and in good standing.man shall surpass the wisdom of a great body of learned men?" would be the best line to describe a manicple they were people would studied the system and used it to their advantage. Not necessarily thieves but still wrong doers http://ummutility.umm.maine.edu/necastro/chaucer/translation/ct/01gp.pdf

4.Words that would that best describe a manciple "never rash" That the illiterate fellow can outpace the wisdom of a heap of learned men""debt free" "frugal as he might desire" etc.. because all though they were handling and taking care of the lawyers they would also to make sure they helped themselves in the process and they would have to put a face on for the people but had other agendas http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/conniving

5. Mighte- mighty engeland-england thrice-third vitaille-victuals algate-always

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Part 3