Thursday, October 29, 2009
The Abbot of Canterbury was a rich bishop. He was leading a pompous life. He kept a better house as the King himself. He kept a large train of servants who waited upon him with velvet coats and gold chains. At that time the King John ruled over
The Abbot was upset. He went to
The King put following three question before him:
1. What was his (King’s) worth with his crown of gold?
2. How soon might he ride the whole world about?
3. What was he thinking?
In this poem poet describes the qualities of a happy life. That man is really happy who thinks and acts in a free manner. He always speaks truth and follows honesty through thick and thin. He is the master of his passion. His passions are completely under his control and he is never afraid of death. He has no cares and does not worry about what people say about him in private. He always acts according to the call of his conscience.A happy man is not jealous of any body. He always follows the rules of a good life and hates flattery. He always prays to God for guidance and spends his time in reading a good book or in the company of good friend. He neither wishes to get a high office nor has his fear of his down fall. He leads a very simple and carefree life. Though he has no worldly wealth, yet he has all good qualities of a thorough gentleman.