The pardoner has fallen unconsciously into his professional manner.
Death the liberator, the deliverer, the pardoner, the peace-maker!
The pardoner is of higher intelligence, and while we condemn him we recognise his ability.
Here follows, at considerable length, the adventure of the pardoner.
The pardoner is ready enough to oblige, as soon as he has called at the inn they are passing and has eaten and drunk.
Having got well into his stride, the pardoner passes on to the promised tale.
Here is the pardoner jesting with the merry Wife of Bath, with his finger on his lips to keep their scandal private.
It is not in the least such a tale as the pilgrims expect from the pardoner.
But they get the worst of it altogether; so that they gladly come to terms, allowing the pardoner and Friar quietly to depart.
We have a personal interest in Lady Meed and in the pardoner, but we care little about classes and types.