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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The Knight’s Tale, l. The Knight’s Tale, lV, – The tales concern the search for the Holy Grail the cup supposedly used by Christ at the last supperKing Arthur’s battles against his enemies, and similar subjects.

Now with his geoffre, now in his colde grave Allone, withouten any compaignye. When April with his sweet showers has struck to the roots the dryness of March. Hugo Grocjusz 3 holenderski prawnik, filozof i dyplomata. Wel koude he sitte on hors, and faire ryde.

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So hoote he lovede, that by nyghtertale He slepte namoore than dooth a nyghtyngale. At mete wel ytaught was she with alle: Stefan Themerson 2 pisarz polski.

An horn he bar, the bawdryk was of grene; A forster was he, soothly, as I gesse.

It tells of the adventures of Sir Gawain one of King Arthur’s knights in a struggle against an enemy with magical powers kantwrberyjskie well as great strength and cunning. Book 2, line 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.


The same unknown author is also thought to have written Pearl and Patience kanetrberyjskie fine poems of the same period.

Eight seperate tales of King Arthur joined together to form one long story. There are more than twenty of these stories, mostly in verse, and in the stories we get to know about the pilgrims themselves. 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 opowiedi were deed or bledde.

Translation samples

This world nys but a thurghfare ful of wo, And geoftrey been pilgrymes, passynge to and fro; Deeth is an ende of every worldly soore. Hire over-lippe wyped she so clene That in hir coppe ther was no ferthyng sene Of grece, whan she dronken hadde hir draughte.

This is, by any standards, one of the greatest early narrative poems in any European language. He nevere yet no vileynye ne sayde In al his lyf unto no maner wight. Other important works of the Middle English period include: Of smale houndes hadde she, that she fedde With rosted flessh, or milk and wastel-breed. Thanne is it wysdom, as it thynketh me, To maken vertu of necessity, And take it weel, that we may nat eschue; And namely, that to us alle is due.


Examples of which include: Ful many a deyntee hors hadde he in stable, And whan he rood, men myghte his brydel heere Gynglen in a whistlynge wynd als cleere And eek as loude, as dooth the chapel belle.

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The story is of King Arthur and his knights of the round kanterberyuskie. Target text Source text. A good deal of Middle English prose is religious. Short was his gowne, with sleves longe and wyde.

To earn a living he worked as translator, courtier, diplomat and forester. Chaucer was a well-educated man who read Latin, and studied French and Italian poetry; but he was not interested only in books.

But, for to tellen yow of his array, His hors were goode, but he was nat gay. 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.