The Canterbury Tales--The General Prologue Audio
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GEOFFREY CHAUCER, English poet. The name Chaucer, a French form of the Latin calcearius, a shoemaker, is found in London and the eastern counties as early as the second half of the 13th century. Some of the London Chaucers lived in Cordwainer Street, in the shoemakers' quarter; several of them, however, were vintners, and among others the poet's father John, and probably also his grandfather Robert. Legal pleadings inform us that in December 1324 John Chaucer was not much over twelve years old, and that he was still unmarried in 1328, the year which used to be considered that of Geoffrey's birth. The poet was probably born from eight to twelve years later, since in 1386, when giving evidence in Sir Richard le Scrope's suit against Sir Robert Grosvenor as to the right to bear certain arms, he was set down as "del age de xl ans et plus, armeez par xxvij ans." The Life of Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343-1400) [Chaucer Biography]
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Geoffrey Chaucer (1342-1400) "The Canterbury Tales" (in middle english and modern english)
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Pronunciation Help First 18 lines of the General Prologue Whan that Aprille with his shoores soote Wan thot A'prill with his sure-es so-tuh The drought of March hath perced to the roote The drewgt of March hath pear-said to the row-tuh And bathed every vein in swich liquor And ba-thed every vane in sweech lee-coor The Canterbury Tales Prologue--whan that aprille
The King sits in Dunfermline town, Drinking the blood-red wine; "O where shall I get a skeely skipper To sail this ship or mine?" Then up and spake an eldern knight, Sat at the King's right knee: "Sir Patrick Spens is the best sailor That ever sailed the sea." The King has written a broad letter, And sealed it with his hand, And sent it to Sir Patrick Spens, Was walking on the strand. "To Noroway, to Noroway, To Noroway o'er the foam; The King's daughter of Noroway, 'Tis thou must fetch her home." The Ballad of Sir Patrick Spens
It fell about the Martinmas time, And a gay time it was then, When our goodwife got puddings to make, And she ’s boil’d them in the pan. The wind sae cauld blew south and north, And blew into the floor; Quoth our goodman to our goodwife, ‘Gae out and bar the door.’ ‘My hand is in my hussyskap, Goodman, as ye may see, An’ it shou’dna be barr’d this hundred year, It ’s no be barr’d for me.’ Get Up and Bar the Door [image 435x500 pixels]
20. Get Up and Bar the Door. Traditional Ballads. 1909-14. English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray. The Harvard Classics
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Beowulf at the British Library Beowulf: sole surviving manuscriptBritish Library Cotton MS Vitellius A.XV, f.132Copyright © The British Library BoardA high-quality version of this image can be purchased from British Library Images Online. For more information email email@example.com What is Beowulf? Beowulf is the longest epic poem in Old English, the language spoken in Anglo-Saxon England before the Norman Conquest. More than 3,000 lines long, Beowulf relates the exploits of its eponymous hero, and his successive battles with a monster, named Grendel, with Grendel’s revengeful mother, and with a dragon which was guarding a hoard of treasure.
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