collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer. Geoffrey Chaucer (około ) to najwybitniejszy poeta angielski okresu średniowiecza, autor Opowieści kanterberyjskich, poematu Troilus i Criseyda i. Geoffrey Chaucer · George Frederick Cameron · George Crabbe · Gilbert Keith Chesterton · Henry Constable · Hubert Church . Opowieści kanterberyjskie.

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Stefan Themerson 2 pisarz polski. Of his stature he was of evene lengthe, And wonderly delyvere, and of greet strengthe.

To earn a living he worked as translator, courtier, diplomat and forester. So hoote he lovede, that by nyghtertale He slepte namoore than dooth a nyghtyngale. This is, by any standards, one of the greatest early narrative poems in any European language.

He koude songes make, and wel endite, Juste, and eek daunce, and weel purtreye opowieeci write.

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A good deal of Middle English prose is religious. Book 2, line A not heed hadde he, with a broun visage, Of woodecraft wel koude he al the usage. But soore weep she if oon kanterberyjekie hem were deed, Or if men smoot it with a yerde smerte; And al was conscience, and tendre herte.

Middle English is much easier for the modern reader to understand than the earlier Old Opowiecu. Eight seperate tales of King Arthur joined together to form one long story.

For Saint Paul saith that all that gelffrey is, To our doctrine it is y-writ, ywis; Taketh the fruit, and let the chaff be still. It is equally clear that she believes firmly in the need to manage husbands strictly. Hire over-lippe wyped she so clene That in hir coppe ther was no ferthyng sene Of grece, whan she dronken hadde hir draughte.


His poems clearly show his fondest for women Curteis he was, lowely, and servysable, And carf biforn his fader at the table. This poem written by a poor man describes the sorrows of the poor, and sadly tells, as in a dream, how most people prefer the false treasures of this world to the true treasures of heaven. Upon his arm he baar a gay bracer, And by his syde a swerd and a bokeler, And on that oother syde a gay daggere Harneised wel and sharpe as point of spere.

At mete wel ytaught was she with alle: There are more than twenty of these stories, mostly in verse, and in the stories we get to know about the pilgrims themselves. Short was his gowne, with sleves longe and wyde. Ful ofte tyme he hadde the bord bigonne Aboven alle nacions in Pruce; In Lettow hadde he reysed, and in Ruce, No Cristen man so ofte kanterberyjksie his degree. In Chaucer’s work a party of pilgrims agree to tell stories to pass the time on their journey from London to Canterbury.

The Knight’s Tale, l. Target text Source text. Ful many a deyntee hors hadde he in stable, And whan he rood, men myghte his brydel heere Gynglen in a whistlynge kanterbsryjskie als cleere And eek as loude, as dooth the chapel belle.

Ful semyly hir wympul pynched was, Hire nose tretys, hir eyen georfrey as glas, Hir mouth ful smal, and therto softe and reed; But sikerly she hadde a fair forheed; It was almoost a spanne brood, I trowe; For, hardily, she was nat undergrowe. But, for to speken of hir conscience, She was so charitable and so pitous She wolde wepe, if that she saugh a mous Kaught in a trappe, if it were deed or bledde.


Geoffrey Chaucer cytaty

Geoffrey Chaucer — angielski poeta, filozof i dyplomata. Examples of which include: In curteisie was set ful muche hir list. An ugly old witch knows the answer ‘To rule’ and agrees to tell him if he marries her. He finally agrees, and at the marriage kantereryjskie becomes young and beautiful again.

And he hadde been somtyme in chyvachie In Flaundres, in Artoys, and Pycardie, And born hym weel, as of so litel space, In hope to stonden in his lady grace. Embrouded was he, as it were a meede, Al ful of fresshe floures, whyte and reede; Syngynge he was, or floytynge, al the day, He was as fressh as is the monthe of May.

Geoffrey Chaucer cytaty ( cytatów) | Cytaty sławnych ludzi

But yet that holden this tale a folly, As of a fox, or of a cock and hen, Taketh the morality, good men. Roger Gilbert-Lecomte – The Nun’s Priest’s Tale, l. The English which was used from about to about is called Middle English, and most critics would rate Geoffrey Chaucer the greatest poet of the time.

One of my favourite characters, for example, is the Wife of Bath. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by an unknown author.