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Selected Poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer (ca. 1343-1400)


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
© 2005, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

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Index to poems

... if gold ruste, what shal iren doo?
For if a preest be foul, on whom we truste,
No wonder is a lewed man to ruste;
And shame it is, if a prest take keep,
A shiten shepherde and a clene sheep.
        (The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue, 502-506)
  1. The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue
  2. The Cook's Prologue and Tale in the Hengwrt Manuscript of the Canterbury Tales
  3. The Friar's Prologue and Tale in the Hengwrt Manuscript of the Canterbury Tales
  4. The General Prologue from the Hengwrt Manuscript of the Canterbury Tales
  5. The Miller's Prologue and Tale from the Hengwrt Manuscript of the Canterbury Tales
  6. The Pardoner's Introduction, Prologue, and Tale in the Hengwrt Manuscript of the Canterbury Tales
  7. The Parlement of Fowls (excerpt)
  8. The Reeve's Prologue and Tale from the Hengwrt Manuscript of the Canterbury Tales
  9. The Shipman's Tale in the Hengwrt Manuscript of the Canterbury Tales
  10. The Summoner's Prologue and Tale in the Hengwrt Manuscript of the Canterbury Tales
  11. To Rosemounde
  12. Troilus and Criseyde: Book I (excerpt)
  13. Troilus and Criseyde: Book II (excerpt)
  14. Troilus and Criseyde: Book V (excerpt)
  15. Truth
  16. The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale in the Hengwrt Manuscript of the Canterbury Tales
  17. Yowr Yen Two Woll Sle me Sodenly


Notes on Life and Works

Biographical information

Given name: Geoffrey
Family name: Chaucer
Birth date: ca. 1343
Death date: 1400
Nationality: English
Languages
          French
          Italian
          Latin
Occupations
          Diplomatist
          comptroller in the port of London: 1378
          Clerk of king's works: 1389 to 1391
Buried at: Westminster Abbey