the monk the canterbury tales general prologue

Therfore he was a prikasour aright:
Grehoundes he hadde as swift as fowel in flight;
Of prikyng and of huntyng for the hare
Was al his lust, for no cost wolde he spare.

– Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales, General Prologue. On the hedonistic Monk’s lust for fast horses, greyhounds and hunting, on which he would spare no expense. Ah, nothing compares to life in the monastery – for this character anyway!