The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales part 1

Geoffrey Chaucer is regarded as the father of English literature and English poetry. The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales is an introduction to the 24 tales of the 30 characters of his own time.

Geoffrey Chaucer is regarded as the father of English literature and English poetry. The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales is an introduction to the 24 tales of the 30 characters of his own time. 1. Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote, 2. The droghte of March hath perced to the roote, 3. And bathed every veyne in swich licóur 4. Of which vertú engendred is the flour; 5. Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth 6. Inspired hath in every holt and heeth 7. The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne 8. Hath in the Ram his halfe cours y-ronne, 9. And smale foweles maken melodye, 10. That slepen al the nyght with open ye, 11. So priketh hem Natúre in hir corages, 12. Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages, 13. And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes, 14. To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes; 15. And specially, from every shires ende

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