Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales; Chaucer’s Tale Of Sir Thopas by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales; Chaucer’s Tale Of Sir Thopas by Geoffrey Chaucer

Part 10 PROLOGUE TO CHAUCER'S TALE OF SIR THOPAS Bihoold the murye wordes of the Hoost to Chaucer. Whan seyd was al this miracle, every man As sobre was, that wonder was ...

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Troilus And Criseyde: Book 01 by Geoffrey Chaucer

Troilus And Criseyde: Book 01 by Geoffrey Chaucer

The double 12 sorwe of Troilus to tellen, That was the king Priamus sone of Troye, In lovinge, how his aventures fellen Fro wo to wele, and after out of Ioye, My purpos is, er ...

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The Squire’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Squire’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

'HEY! Godde's mercy!' said our Hoste tho,* *then 'Now such a wife I pray God keep me fro'. Lo, suche sleightes and subtilities In women be; for aye as busy as bees Are they us ...

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The Parson’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Parson’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

THE PROLOGUE. By that the Manciple his tale had ended, The sunne from the south line was descended So lowe, that it was not to my sight Degrees nine-and-twenty as in ...

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The Monk’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Monk’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

WHEN ended was my tale of Melibee, And of Prudence and her benignity, Our Hoste said, 'As I am faithful man, And by the precious corpus Madrian,<1> I had lever* than a ...

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The Nun’s Priest’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Nun’s Priest’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

THE PROLOGUE. 'Ho! ' quoth the Knight, 'good sir, no more of this; That ye have said is right enough, y-wis,* *of a surety And muche more; for little heaviness Is right enough ...

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The Parliament Of Fowles by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Parliament Of Fowles by Geoffrey Chaucer

Here begynyth the Parlement of Foulys THE PROEM The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne, Thassay so hard, so sharp the conquering, The dredful Ioy, that alwey slit so ...

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The Franklin’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Franklin’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

'IN faith, Squier, thou hast thee well acquit, And gentilly; I praise well thy wit,' Quoth the Franklin; 'considering thy youthe So feelingly thou speak'st, Sir, I aloue* thee, ...

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The Court Of Love by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Court Of Love by Geoffrey Chaucer

With timorous heart, and trembling hand of dread, Of cunning* naked, bare of eloquence, *skill Unto the *flow'r of port in womanhead* *one who is the perfection I write, as he ...

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The Canterbury Tales; The Wyves Tale Of Bathe by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales; The Wyves Tale Of Bathe by Geoffrey Chaucer

Part 19 PROLOGUE OF THE WYVES TALE OF BATH The Prologe of the Wyves tale of Bathe. Experience, though noon auctoritee Were in this world, were right ynogh to me To ...

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The Canterbury Tales; The Seconde Nonnes Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales; The Seconde Nonnes Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

Part 27 GROUP G. THE SECONDE NONNES TALE The Prologe of the Seconde Nonnes Tale. The ministre and the norice unto vices, Which that men clepe in Englissh ydelnesse, ...

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Controlling the Tongue by Geoffrey Chaucer

Controlling the Tongue by Geoffrey Chaucer

My son, keep well thy tongue, and keep thy friend. A wicked tongue is worse than a fiend; My son, from a fiend men may them bless. My son, God of his endless goodness Walled a ...

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The Canterbury Tales; The Persouns Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales; The Persouns Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

Part 30PROLOGUE TO THE PERSOUNS TALEHeere folweth the Prologe of the Persouns tale.By that the Maunciple hadde his tale al ended,The sonne fro the south lyne was descendedSo lowe, ...

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The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

THE PROLOGUE. WHEN ended was the life of Saint Cecile, Ere we had ridden fully five mile, At Boughton-under-Blee us gan o'ertake A man, that clothed was in clothes black, And ...

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The Canterbury Tales; The Prioresses Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales; The Prioresses Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

THE PRIORESSES TALEThe prologe of the Prioresses tale.Domine dominus noster.O lord oure lord, thy name how merveillousIs in this large world ysprad-quod she-For noght oonly thy ...

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The Canterbury Tales; The Chanouns Yemannes Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales; The Chanouns Yemannes Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

Part 28PROLOGUE TO THE CHANOUNS YEMANNES TALEThe prologe of the Chanouns yemannes tale.Whan ended was the lyf of seinte Cecile,Er we hadde riden fully fyve mile,At Boghtoun under ...

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The Canterbury Tales; The Clerkes Tale (A) by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales; The Clerkes Tale (A) by Geoffrey Chaucer

Part 22GROUP E.THE CLERKES TALE-PROLOGUEHeere folweth the Prologe of the clerkes tale of Oxenford.'Sire clerk of Oxenford,' oure Hooste sayde,'Ye ryde as coy and stille as dooth a ...

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The Second Nun’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Second Nun’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

The minister and norice* unto vices, *nurse Which that men call in English idleness, The porter at the gate is of delices;* *delights ...

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The Canterbury Tales; The Phisiciens Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales; The Phisiciens Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

Part 16THE PHISICIENS TALEHeere folweth the Phisiciens tale.Ther was, as telleth Titus Livius,A knyght that called was Virginius,Fulfild of honour and of worthynesse,And strong of ...

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Truth by Geoffrey Chaucer

Truth by Geoffrey Chaucer

Fle fro the pres, and dwelle with sothefastnesse,Suffise thin owen thing, thei it be smal;For hord hath hate, and clymbyng tykelnesse,Prees hath envye, and wele blent ...

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Chaucers Wordes Unto Adam by Geoffrey Chaucer

Chaucers Wordes Unto Adam by Geoffrey Chaucer

Adam scriveyn, if ever it thee bifalleBoece or Troylus for to wryten newe,Under thy long lokkes thou most have the scalle,But after my makyng thow wryte more trewe;So ofte adaye I ...

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Against Women Unconstant by Geoffrey Chaucer

Against Women Unconstant by Geoffrey Chaucer

Madame, for youre newefangelnesse,Many a servant have ye put out of grace.I take my leve of your unstedefastnesse,For wel I woot, whil ye have lives space,Ye can not love ful half ...

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An Abc by Geoffrey Chaucer

An Abc by Geoffrey Chaucer

Incipit carmen secundum ordinem litterarum alphabeti.Almighty and al merciable queene,To whom that al this world fleeth for socour,To have relees of sinne, of sorwe, and ...

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Roundel by Geoffrey Chaucer

Roundel by Geoffrey Chaucer

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,Thus singen ...

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A Rondel Of Merciless Beauty – The Original by Geoffrey Chaucer

A Rondel Of Merciless Beauty – The Original by Geoffrey Chaucer

I. 1. Youre two eyn will sle me sodenlyI may the beaute of them not sustene,So wendeth it thorowout my herte kene.2. And but your words will helen hastelyMy hertis wound, while ...

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Merciles Beaute by Geoffrey Chaucer

Merciles Beaute by Geoffrey Chaucer

1. CAPTIVITY YOUR eyen two wol slee me sodenly, I may the beaute of hem not sustene, So woundeth hit through-out my herte kene. And but your word wol helen hastily My hertes ...

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Proverbs by Geoffrey Chaucer

Proverbs by Geoffrey Chaucer

Proverbe of ChaucerWhat shul these clothes thus manyfold,Lo this hote somers day?After grete hete cometh cold;No man caste his pilche away.Of al this world the large compasYt wil ...

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La Priere De Nostre Dame by Geoffrey Chaucer

La Priere De Nostre Dame by Geoffrey Chaucer

A.Almighty and all-merciable Queen,To whom all this world fleeth for succour,To have release of sin, of sorrow, of teen!Glorious Virgin! of all flowers flow'r,To thee I flee, ...

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Lak Of Stedfastnesse by Geoffrey Chaucer

Lak Of Stedfastnesse by Geoffrey Chaucer

Somtyme the world was so stedfast and stableThat mannes word was obligacioun,And now it is so fals and deceivableThat word and deed, as in conclusioun,Ben nothing lyk, for turned ...

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Gentilesse by Geoffrey Chaucer

Gentilesse by Geoffrey Chaucer

The firste stok, fader of gentilesse --What man that desireth gentil for to beMust folowe his trace, and alle his wittes dresseVertu to love and vyces for to flee.For unto vertu ...

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Fortune by Geoffrey Chaucer

Fortune by Geoffrey Chaucer

This wrecched worldes transmutacioun,As wele or wo, now povre and now honour,Withouten ordre or wys discreciounGoverned is by Fortunes errour.But natheles, the lak of hir favourNe ...

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Good Counsel Of Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer

Good Counsel Of Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer

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 ...

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A Balade Of Complaint by Geoffrey Chaucer

A Balade Of Complaint by Geoffrey Chaucer

Compleyne ne koude, ne might myn herte never,My peynes halve, ne what torment I have,Though that I sholde in your presence ben ever,Myn hertes lady, as wisly he me saveThat ...

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Chaucer’s Words To His Scrivener by Geoffrey Chaucer

Chaucer’s Words To His Scrivener by Geoffrey Chaucer

Adam Scrivener, if ever it thee befallBoece or Troilus for to write anew,Under thy long locks thou may'st have the scallBut after my making thou write more true!So oft a day I ...

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Balade by Geoffrey Chaucer

Balade by Geoffrey Chaucer

HYD, Absolon, thy gilte tresses clere; Ester, ley thou thy meknesse al a-doun; Hyd, Jonathas, al thy frendly manere; Penalopee, and Marcia Catoun, Mak of your wyfhod no ...

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A Ballad Sent To King Richard by Geoffrey Chaucer

A Ballad Sent To King Richard by Geoffrey Chaucer

Sometime this world was so steadfast and stable,That man's word was held obligation;And now it is so false and deceivable,That word and work, as in conclusion,Be nothing one; for ...

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A Ballad Of Gentleness by Geoffrey Chaucer

A Ballad Of Gentleness by Geoffrey Chaucer

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 ...

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A Cook by Geoffrey Chaucer

A Cook by Geoffrey Chaucer

They had a cook with them who stood alone For boiling chicken with a marrow-bone, Sharp flavouring powder and a spice for savour. He could distinguish London ale by flavour, And ...

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Chaucer’s Tale Of Sir Thopas by Geoffrey Chaucer

Chaucer’s Tale Of Sir Thopas by Geoffrey Chaucer

WHEN said was this miracle, every man As sober* was, that wonder was to see, *serious Till that our Host to japen* he began, *talk lightly And ...

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Rondel Of Merciless Beauty by Geoffrey Chaucer

Rondel Of Merciless Beauty by Geoffrey Chaucer

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 injuryTo ...

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Proverbs Of Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer

Proverbs Of Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer

Proverbe of ChaucerWhat shul these clothes thus manyfold,Lo this hote somers day?After grete hete cometh cold;No man caste his pilche away.Of al this world the large compasYt wil ...

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The Friar’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Friar’s Tale by Geoffrey Chaucer

This worthy limitour, this noble Frere,He made always a manner louring cheer* *countenanceUpon the Sompnour; but for honesty* *courtesyNo villain word as yet to him spake he:But ...

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The Parlement Of Fowls by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Parlement Of Fowls by Geoffrey Chaucer

Now welcome, somer, with thy sonne soft{.e}, That hast this wintr{.e}s wedr{.e}s overshak{.e}, And driven away the long{.e} nyght{.e}s blak{.e}! Saynt Valentyn, that art ...

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Anelida And Arcite by Geoffrey Chaucer

Anelida And Arcite by Geoffrey Chaucer

Thou ferse god of armes, Mars the rede,That in the frosty contre called Trace,Within thy grisly temple ful of dredeHonoured art as patroun of that place;With thy Bellona, Pallas, ...

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