Geoffrey Chaucer

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

Geoffrey Chaucer Poems

61. Chaucer's Prophecy 12/31/2002
62. Book Of The Duchesse 5/13/2001
63. Balade 1/4/2003
64. Anelida and Arcite 5/13/2001
65. An ABC 5/13/2001
66. Against Women Unconstant 12/31/2002
67. A Rondel of Merciless Beauty - The Original 4/5/2010
68. A Cook 4/5/2010
69. A Complaint to His Lady 2/9/2015
70. A Ballad Sent to King Richard 12/31/2002
71. A Ballad of Gentleness 12/31/2002
72. A Balade of Complaint 5/13/2001

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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