Geoffrey Chaucer

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

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes

    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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