Geoffrey Chaucer

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

Poems of Geoffrey Chaucer

61. The Second Nun's Tale 4/4/2012
62. The Squire's Tale 4/4/2012
63. To Life's Pilgrim 4/5/2010
64. Troilus And Criseyde: Book 01 1/13/2003
65. Troilus And Criseyde: Book 02 1/13/2003
66. Troilus And Criseyde: Book 03 1/13/2003
67. Troilus And Criseyde: Book 04 1/13/2003
68. Troilus And Criseyde: Book 05 1/13/2003
69. Truth 12/31/2002
70. Virelay 12/31/2002

A Ballad of Gentleness

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 longeth dignity,
And not the reverse, safely dare I deem,
All wear he mitre, crown, or diademe.

This firste stock was full of righteousness,

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