Geoffrey Chaucer


Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1342-1400)

“O stormy people, frivolous and fickle,
Void of true judgement, turning like a vane,
Whom every novelty and rumor tickle,
How like the moon you are to wax and wane,
Clapping your praises, shouting your disdain,
False judges, dear at a penny as a rule,
Who trusts to your opinion is a fool.”

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

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