Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 25 October 1400 / London, England)
Geoffrey Chaucer known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his ten year-old son Lewis, Chaucer also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Among his many works, which include The Book of the Duchess, the House of Fame, the Legend of Good Women and Troilus and Criseyde, he is best known today for The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer is a crucial figure in ... more »
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- A Balade of Complaint
- A Ballad of Gentleness
- A Ballad Sent to King Richard
- A Cook
- A Rondel of Merciless Beauty - The Origi...
- Against Women Unconstant
- An ABC
- Anelida and Arcite
- Book Of The Duchesse
- Chaucer's Prophecy
- Chaucer's Tale of Meliboeus
- Chaucer's Tale of Sir Thopas
- Chaucers Wordes unto Adam
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''And therfore, at the kynges court, my brother,Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400), British poet. The Canterbury Tales, Arcite, in "The Knight's Tale," l. 1181-2 (c. 1387-1400), repr. In The Works of Geof...
Ech man for hymself, ther is noon oother.''
''What is this world? what asketh men to have?Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400), British poet. The Canterbury Tales, Arcite, in "The Knight's Tale," l. 2777-9 (c. 1387-1400), repr. In The Works of Geof...
Now with his love, now in his colde grave
Allone, withouten any compaignye.''
''Love is a thyng as any spirit free.Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400), British poet. The Canterbury Tales, "The Franklin's Tale," l. 767-70 (c. 1387-1400), repr. In The Works of Geoffrey Chau...
Wommen, of kynde, desiren libertee,
And nat to been constreyned as a thral;
And so doon men, if I sooth seyen shal.''
''Ther nis no werkman, whatsoevere he be,Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400), British poet. The Canterbury Tales, Januarie, in "The Merchant's Tale," l. 1832-3 (c. 1387-1400), repr. In The Works of ...
That may bothe werke wel and hastily.''
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