Who is Geoffrey ChaucerGeoffrey Chaucer (; c. 1340s – 25 October 1400) was an English poet, author, and civil servant best known for The Canterbury Tales. He has been called the "father of English literature", or, alternatively, the "father of English poetry". He was the first writer to be buried in what has since come to be called Poets' Corner, in Westminster Abbey. Chaucer also gained fame as a philosopher and astronomer, composing the scientific A Treatise on the Astrolabe for his 10-year-old son Lewis. He maintained a career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier, diplomat, and member of parliament.
Among Chaucer's many other works are The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, The Legend of Good Women, and Troilus and Criseyde. He is seen as crucial in legitimising the literary use o...
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Geoffrey Chaucer Poems
- To My Empty Purse
To you, my purse, and to none other wight,
Complain I, for ye be my lady dere;
I am sorry now that ye be light,
For, certes, ye now make me heavy chere; ...
- The Canterbury Tales; The Persouns Tale
PROLOGUE TO THE PERSOUNS TALE ...
- The Complaint Of Chaucer To His Purse
To yow, my purse, and to noon other wight
Complayne I, for ye be my lady dere!
I am so sory, now that ye been lyght;
For certes, but ye make me hevy chere, ...
- The Friar's Tale
This worthy limitour, this noble Frere,
He made always a manner louring cheer* *countenance
Upon the Sompnour; but for honesty* *courtesy
No villain word as yet to him spake he: ...
- The Complaint Unto Pity
Pite, that I have sought so yore agoo
With herte soore and ful of besy peyne,
That in this world was never wight so woo
Withoute deth-- and yf I shal not feyne, ...
Top 10 most used topics by Geoffrey ChaucerGod 38 I Love You 36 Love 36 Good 34 World 31 Never 28 Lady 24 Pray 24 Noble 22 Save 22
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Welfordwrites: the prioress's tale, by geoffrey chaucer. this canterbury tale does not read well today, due to its rabid anti-semitism.
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Welfordwrites: the merchant's tale, by geoffrey chaucer. in this canterbury tale a young wife and her lover get away with deceiving her elderly, blind husband. the moral message seems a bit confused!
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