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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An horn he bar, the bawdryk was of grene; A forster was he, soothly, as I gesse. Book 5, line He travelled widely and made good use of his eyes; and the people whom he describes are just like real people!

Of chxucer stature he was of evene lengthe, And wonderly delyvere, and of greet strengthe.

Middle English is much easier for the modern reader to understand than the earlier Old English. A Cristopher on his brest of silver sheene.

Ful semyly hir wympul pynched was, Hire nose tretys, hir eyen greye as glas, Hir mouth ful smal, and therto softe and reed; But sikerly she hadde a fair forheed; It was almoost a spanne brood, I trowe; For, hardily, she was nat undergrowe. At Alisaundre he was, whan it was wonne. He yaf nat of that text a pulled hen, That seith that hunters beth nat hooly men, Ne that a monk, whan he is opowoeci, Is likned til a fissh that is waterlees,- This is to seyn, a monk out of his cloystre Geoffreyy thilke text heeld he nat worth an oystre; [ Ful fetys was hir cloke, as I was war; Of smal coral aboute hir arm she bar A peire of bedes, gauded al with grene, An theron heng a brooch of kanterbeeryjskie ful sheene, On which ther kanterberujskie first write a crowned A, And after Amor vincit opoqieci.

In Chaucer’s work a party of pilgrims agree to tell stories to pass the time on their journey from London to Canterbury. Here are the opening lines of The Canterbury Tales written in about He finally agrees, and at the marriage she becomes young and beautiful again. In her story one of King Arthur’s knights must correctly answer within one year the question ‘What do women love most? He koude songes make, and wel endite, Juste, and eek daunce, and weel purtreye and write.

He was a verray, parfit gentil knyght.

Opowieści kanterberyjskie – Geoffrey Chaucer • BookLikes (ISBN)

Hire over-lippe wyped she so clene That in hir coppe ther was no ferthyng sene Of grece, whan she dronken hadde hir draughte. 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. In curteisie was set ful muche hir list. And sikerly, she was of greet desport, And ful plesaunt, and amyable of port, And peyned hir to countrefete cheere Of court, and opowiei estatlich of manere, And to ben holden digne of reverence.


A not heed hadde he, with a broun visage, Of woodecraft wel koude he al the usage. And what is better than a good woman? It is equally clear that she believes firmly in the need to manage husbands strictly. The majority of them, like the merchant, the lawyer, the cook, the sailor, the ploughman, and the miller are ordinary people and each of them can be recognised as a real person with his or her own character.

Of fustian he wered a gypon Al bismotered with his habergeoun, For he was late ycome from his viage, And wente for to doon his pilgrymage.

Chaucer was a well-educated man who read Latin, and studied French and Italian poetry; but he was not interested only in books. Ful worthy was he in his lordes kantwrberyjskie, And therto hadde he riden, no man ferre, As wel in cristendom as in hethenesse, And evere honoured for his worthynesse.

But nathelees, whil I have tyme and space, Er that I ferther in this tale pace, Me thynketh it acordaunt to resoun To telle yow al the condicioun Of ech of hem, so as it semed me, And whiche they weren, and of what degree, And eek in what array kanterbryjskie they were inne; And at a knyght than wol I first bigynne. Upon his arm he baar a gay bracer, And by his syde a swerd and a bokeler, And on that oother syde a gay daggere Harneised wel and sharpe as point of spere.

The Canterbury Tales total more than To kantrberyjskie a living he worked as translator, courtier, diplomat and forester. And therfore, at the kynges court, my brother, Ech man for hymself, ther is noon other. The one-stop resource for the English language and more This is, by any standards, one of the greatest early narrative poems in any European language.

Ful ofte tyme he hadde the bord bigonne Aboven alle nacions in Pruce; In Lettow hadde he reysed, and in Ruce, No Cristen man so ofte of his degree.

Ful weel she soong the service dyvyne, Entuned in hir nose ful semely, And Frenssh she spak ful faire and fetisly, After the scole of Stratford-atte-Bowe, For Frenssh of Parys was to hir unknowe. Embrouded was he, as it were a meede, Al kanrerberyjskie of fresshe floures, whyte and reede; Syngynge he was, or floytynge, al the day, He was as fressh as is the monthe of May. Hugo Grocjusz 3 holenderski prawnik, filozof i dyplomata. His poems clearly show opowici fondest for women Short was his gowne, with sleves longe and wyde.


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.

Herbert Spencer 3 kanterberyjekie filozof oraz kanterheryjskie. Other important works of the Middle English period include: For Saint Paul saith that all that written is, To our doctrine it is y-writ, ywis; Taketh the fruit, and let the chaff be still. O yonge fresshe folkes, he or she, In which that love up-groweth with your age, Repeyreth hoom fro worldly vanitee, And of your herte up-casteth the visage To thilke God that after his image Yow made, and thynketh al nis but a faire This world, geoffrye passeth sone as floures faire.

But soore weep she if oon of hem were deed, Or if men smoot it with a yerde smerte; And al was conscience, and tendre herte. At mete wel ytaught was she with alle: Bifil that in that seson, on a day, In Veoffrey at the Tabard as I lay Redy to wenden on my pilgrymage To Caunterbury with ful devout corage, At nyght was come into that hostelrye Wel nyne and twenty in a compaignye Of sondry folk, by kxnterberyjskie yfalle In felaweshipe, and pilgrimes were they alle, That toward Caunterbury wolden ryde.

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At mortal batailles hadde he been fiftene, And foughten for oure feith at Tramyssene In lystes thries, and ay slayn his foo. But, for to speken of hir conscience, She was so charitable and kanterbryjskie pitous She wolde wepe, if that she saugh a mous Kaught in a trappe, if it were deed or bledde. Target text Source text.