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Selected Poetry of William Langland (ca. 1330-ca. 1386)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

I sauh a tour on a toft, tryelyche i-maket;
A deop dale bineothe, a dungun ther-inne,
With deop dich and derk and dredful of sighte.
A feir feld full of folk fond I ther bitwene,
Of alle maner of men, the mene and the riche,
Worchinge and wandringe as the world asketh.
        (Piers Plowman: The Prologue, 14-19)
  1. Piers Plowman: The Prologue

Biographical information

Given name: William
Family name: Langland
Birth date: ca. 1330
Death date: ca. 1386
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Stacy de Rokayle
          wife: Kytte Langland
          daughter: Kalotte [Nicolette] Langland
Education: Great Malvern monastery
          Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire: 1330
Buried at: 1996-2000