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Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – October 25, 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as being the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin.
years of life: 25 October 1400 present

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Даниил Шабаршинhas quotedlast year
I should in reason tell you the condition
Of each of them, his rank and his position,

He started to the highest rank.

Даниил Шабаршинhas quotedlast year
He was on hand at Alexandria’s fall.
He had often sat in precedence to all
The nations at the banquet board in Prussia.
He had fought in Lithuania and in Russia,
No Christian knight more often; he had been
In Moorish Africa at Benmarin,
At the siege of Algeciras in Granada,
And sailed in many a glorious armada
In the Mediterranean, and fought as well
At Ayas and Attalia when they fell
In Armenia and on Asia Minor’s coast.
Of fifteen deadly battles he could boast,
And in Algeria, at Tremessen,
Даниил Шабаршинhas quotedlast year
And he was wise,
Despite his prowess, honored in men’s eyes,
Meek as a girl and gentle in his ways.
He had never spoken ignobly all his days
To any man by even a rude inflection.
He was a knight in all things to perfection.
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