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Geoffrey Chaucer

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

Poems of Geoffrey Chaucer

1. A Balade of Complaint 5/13/2001
2. A Ballad of Gentleness 12/31/2002
3. A Ballad Sent to King Richard 12/31/2002
4. A Cook 4/5/2010
5. A Rondel of Merciless Beauty - The Original 4/5/2010
6. Against Women Unconstant 12/31/2002
7. An ABC 5/13/2001
8. Anelida and Arcite 5/13/2001
9. Balade 1/4/2003
10. Book Of The Duchesse 5/13/2001
11. Chaucer's Prophecy 12/31/2002
12. Chaucer's Tale of Meliboeus 4/4/2012
13. Chaucer's Tale of Sir Thopas 4/4/2012
14. Chaucers Wordes unto Adam 5/13/2001
15. Chaucer's Words to His Scrivener 1/3/2003
16. Fortune 5/13/2001
17. Gentilesse 5/13/2001
18. Good Counsel of Chaucer 12/31/2002
19. La Priere de Nostre Dame 12/31/2002
20. Lak of Stedfastnesse 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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