I seigh his sleves purfiled at the hond
With grys, and that the fyneste of a lond;
And for to festne his hood under his chyn,
He hadde of gold ywroght a ful curious pyn;
A love-knotte in the gretter ende ther was.

– Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales, General Prologue. The Monk, in place of the usual plain habit, attires himself in a cope trimmed with gray fur on the sleeves. And he has a gold pin with a love knot at the end of his hood – instead of a rosary. The rank hypocrisy will not be lost on the reader.