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Also known as the Father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer was the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was also the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Chaucer was also famous as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer. He also had an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat.

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Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer. "Whan that April wit his showres soote The droughte of March hath perced to the roote, And bathed every veine in swich licour, Of which vertu engendred is the flowr;" (lines 1-4 of the General Prologue)

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Geoffrey Chaucer - known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his ten year-old son Lewis, Chaucer also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat

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"Somtyme the world was so stedfast and stable/That mannes word was obligacioun/And now it is so fals and deceivable" - Geoffrey Chaucer, Lak of Stedfastnesse

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Pre-reading Lesson for Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

I cannot think of an adjective high enough to describe Chaucer's chef d-oeuvre. A seminal master-work in the English language, it is must-read for anyone interested in language, literature, or history. Thank you Professor Small!

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p1, q6 he might be a mayor because the mayors job description fits what the reeve was responsible for. Official leader of a certain village or town both their responsibilities depend on what government they serve. responsibility varies from limited to expansive.

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