Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1342-1400)

“Alas, why is it people so dispraise
God’s providence or Fortune and her ways,
That oft and variously in their scheme
Includes far better things than they could dream?”

  • From The Canterbury Tales (The Knight’s Tale) by Geoffrey Chaucer, translated by Nevill Coghill. New York: Penguin Classics, 1951.


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