Geoffrey Chaucer

(c. 1343 – 25 October 1400 / London, England)

Geoffrey Chaucer Poems

1. Rondel of Merciless Beauty 12/31/2002
2. A Ballad of Gentleness 12/31/2002
3. A Balade of Complaint 5/13/2001
4. Truth 12/31/2002
5. Fortune 5/13/2001
6. Chaucer's Words to His Scrivener 1/3/2003
7. The Canterbury Tales 5/13/2001
8. A Ballad Sent to King Richard 12/31/2002
9. Book Of The Duchesse 5/13/2001
10. Lak of Stedfastnesse 5/13/2001
11. Against Women Unconstant 12/31/2002
12. Good Counsel of Chaucer 12/31/2002
13. Balade 1/4/2003
14. Merciles Beaute 1/4/2003
15. The Love Unfeigned 1/4/2003
16. La Priere de Nostre Dame 12/31/2002
17. Gentilesse 5/13/2001
18. An ABC 5/13/2001
19. Chaucers Wordes unto Adam 5/13/2001
20. Roundel 12/31/2002

A Ballad of Gentleness

The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,
Must follow his trace, and all his wittes dress,
Virtue to love, and vices for to flee;
For unto virtue longeth dignity,
And not the reverse, safely dare I deem,
All wear he mitre, crown, or diademe.

This firste stock was full of righteousness,

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