Don’t Let Your Arrows Droop With Feathers Low

LutrellArcher2A sheef of pecok arwes, bright and kene,
Under his belt he bar ful thriftily,
(wel koude he dresse his takel yemanly:
His arwes drouped noght with fetheres lowe)

Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, Prologue, The Yeoman, lines 104-7.

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archaeologist, archer, primitive technologist, and wannabee fiddler...mostly
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2 Responses to Don’t Let Your Arrows Droop With Feathers Low

  1. That’s an excellent illustration, the feathers are the correct colour for peacock fletched arrows and the red binding thread can be clearly seen.

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