Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 - October 25, 1400) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat (courtier), and a diplomat. He is often referred to as the Father of English Literature. Although he wrote many works he is best ...
For this was on seynt Valentynes day,
Whan every foul cometh there to chese his make, Of every kynde that men thynke may, And that so huge a noyse gan they make That erthe and eyr and tre and every lake So ful was, that unethe was there space For me to stonde, so ful was al the place.
Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced
to the roote, And bathed every veyne in swich licour Of which vertu engendered is the flour: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages.