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

Gentilesse

The firste stok, fader of gentilesse --
What man that desireth gentil for to be
Must folowe his trace, and alle his wittes dresse
Vertu to love and vyces for to flee.
For unto vertu longeth dignitee
And noght the revers, saufly dar I deme,
Al were he mytre, croune, or diademe.

This firste stok was ful of rightwisnesse,

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