Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes

Oft time switch cursing wrongfully returneth again to him that curseth, as a bird that returneth again to his own nest.


See Robert Southey for the later version 400 years later which is more familiar to us.

Geoffrey Chaucer, ~1340-1400, English Writer, The Parson's Tale, ~1390

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Geoffrey Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Born: October 25, 1400
  • Died: October 25, 1400
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Poet

Geoffrey Chaucer was an English poet and author. Widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, he is best known for The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer is known as the "Father of English literature", and he was the first writer to be buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.

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