Nicholas is a poor young scholar from Oxford who studies astrology and is much cleverer than the foolish carpenter. Nicholas is lively and lusty and likes to play tricks. He sleeps with Alison directly under the carpenter’s nose, cuckolding him in his own house, and he farts in Absolon’s face.
Nicholas Quotes in The Canterbury Tales
The The Canterbury Tales quotes below are all either spoken by Nicholas or refer to Nicholas. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
The Miller’s Tale
This Nicholas anon leet fle a fart As greet as it had been a thonder-dent.