Geoffrey Chaucer

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

Geoffrey Chaucer Poems

41. The Canterbury Tales 5/13/2001
42. The Canon's Yeoman's Tale 4/4/2012
43. The Canon's Yeoman's Tale 4/4/2012
44. Since I From Love 12/31/2002
45. Roundel 12/31/2002
46. Rondel of Merciless Beauty 12/31/2002
47. Rondeau III 4/5/2010
48. Proverbs of Chaucer 12/31/2002
49. Proverbs 5/13/2001
50. Merciles Beaute 1/4/2003
51. L'Envoy of Chaucer to Bukton 12/31/2002
52. Lak of Stedfastnesse 5/13/2001
53. La Priere de Nostre Dame 12/31/2002
54. Good Counsel of Chaucer 12/31/2002
55. Gentilesse 5/13/2001
56. Fortune 5/13/2001
57. Chaucer's Words to His Scrivener 1/3/2003
58. Chaucers Wordes unto Adam 5/13/2001
59. Chaucer's Tale of Sir Thopas 4/4/2012
60. Chaucer's Tale of Meliboeus 4/4/2012

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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