Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer

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Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1340s – 25 October 1400) was an English poet and author. Widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, he is best known for The Canterbury Tales. He has been called the "father of English literature", or, alternatively, the "father of English poetry".
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Book Of The Duchesse

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EM I have gret wonder, be this lighte, How that I live, for day ne nighte I may nat slepe wel nigh noght, I have so many an ydel thoght Purely for defaute of slepe That, by my trouthe,
I take no kepe Of no-thing, how hit cometh or got...
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Roundel

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Now welcome Summer with thy sunne soft,
That hast this winter`s weathers overshake,
And driven away the longe nighties black
Saint Valentine, that art full high aloft,
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The Canterbury Tales PROLOGUE

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Whan that Aprille, with hise shoures soote, The droghte of March hath perced to the roote And bathed every veyne in swich licour, Of which vertu engendred is the flour; Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth Inspired hath in every holt and heeth ...
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Rondel of Merciless Beauty

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Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly;
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene;
Straight through my heart the wound is quick and keen
Only your word will heal the
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The Canterbury Tales THE REVES TALE

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LE        The prologe of the Reves Tale
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Lak of Stedfastnesse

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Somtyme the world was so stedfast and
That mannes word was obligacioun,
And now it is so fals and
That word and deed, as in conclusioun,
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Chaucers Prophecy

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When priestes failen in their saws,
And lordes turne Godde's
Against the right;
And lechery is holden as privy solace,
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The Canterbury Tales

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Fragment 1 Prologue GP The General
Tale KnT The Knight's
Prologue MilP The Miller's
Tale MilT The Miller's
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The Canterbury Tales THE PRIORESSES TALE

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LE         The prologe of the Prioresses tale
Domine dominus noster
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Proverbs of Chaucer

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What should these clothes thus manifold,
Lo
this hot summer's day
After great heate cometh cold;
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The Canterbury Tales EPILOGUE

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Part 17
UE         The wordes of the Hoost to the Phisicien and the Pardoner
Oure Hooste gan to swere as he were wood;     "Harrow
" quod he, "by nayles and by blood
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The House Of Fame

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OK I Incipit liber primus
God turne us every dreem to gode
For hit is wonder, be the rode, To my wit, what causeth swevens Either on morwes, or on evens; And why the effect folweth of somme, And of somme hit shal never come; Why that is ...
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Good Counsel of Chaucer

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Flee from the press, and dwell with soothfastness;
Suffice thee thy good, though it be small;
For hoard hath hate, and climbing tickleness,
Press hath envy, and weal is blent o'er all,
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The Canterbury Tales THE MILLERES TALE

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LE Heere folwen the wordes bitwene the Hoost and the Millere Whan that the Knyght had thus his tale ytoold, In al the route ne was ther yong ne oold That he ne seyde it was a noble storie, And worthy for to drawen to mem...
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