Geoffrey Chaucer


Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1342-1400)

“I hope the company won’t reprove me
Though I should speak as fantasy may move me,
And please don’t be offended at my views;
They’re really only offered to amuse.”

  • From The Canterbury Tales (The Wife of Bath’s Tale) by Geoffrey Chaucer, translated to modern English by Nevill Coghill (Penguin Classics, 2003).

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