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Geoffrey Chaucer

Data di nascita: 1343
Data di morte: 25. Ottobre 1400
Altri nomi:Джеффри Чосер

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Geoffrey Chaucer è stato uno scrittore, poeta, cantante, burocrate e diplomatico inglese. Viene spesso riconosciuto come il padre della letteratura inglese.

Benché abbia scritto diverse opere importanti, viene di solito ricordato in particolare per il suo capolavoro, pervenutoci incompleto, de I racconti di Canterbury. Alcuni studiosi sostengono inoltre che Chaucer sia stato il primo autore ad aver dimostrato la legittimità letteraria in volgare della lingua inglese. In un'epoca nella quale in Inghilterra la poesia veniva scritta prevalentemente in latino, francese e anglo-normanno, Chaucer fece uso della lingua volgare elevando la lingua inglese del suo tempo a lingua letteraria.

Frasi Geoffrey Chaucer

„Lo stolto non sa tacere.“

— Geoffrey Chaucer
da Il parlamento degli uccelli

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„Eek for to winne love in sondry ages,
In sondry londes, sondry ben usages.“

— Geoffrey Chaucer
Context: Ye knowe eek, that in forme of speche is chaunge Withinne a thousand yeer, and wordes tho That hadden prys, now wonder nyce and straunge Us thinketh hem; and yet they spake hem so, And spedde as wel in love as men now do; Eek for to winne love in sondry ages, In sondry londes, sondry ben usages. Book 2, line 22-28

„Ye knowe eek, that in forme of speche is chaunge
Withinne a thousand yeer, and wordes tho
That hadden prys, now wonder nyce and straunge
Us thinketh hem“

— Geoffrey Chaucer
Context: Ye knowe eek, that in forme of speche is chaunge Withinne a thousand yeer, and wordes tho That hadden prys, now wonder nyce and straunge Us thinketh hem; and yet they spake hem so, And spedde as wel in love as men now do; Eek for to winne love in sondry ages, In sondry londes, sondry ben usages. Book 2, line 22-28

„Ech man for hymself, ther is noon other.“

— Geoffrey Chaucer
Context: And therfore, at the kynges court, my brother, Ech man for hymself, ther is noon other. The Knight's Tale, l. 1181-1182

„What is this world? what asketh men to have?“

— Geoffrey Chaucer
Context: What is this world? what asketh men to have? Now with his love, now in his colde grave Allone, withouten any compaignye. The Knight's Tale, IV, 1919 - 1921

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„This world nys but a thurghfare ful of wo,
And we been pilgrymes, passynge to and fro“

— Geoffrey Chaucer
Context: This world nys but a thurghfare ful of wo, And we been pilgrymes, passynge to and fro; Deeth is an ende of every worldly soore. The Knight's Tale, lV, 1990 - 1992

„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, that passeth sone as floures faire.“

— Geoffrey Chaucer
Context: 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, that passeth sone as floures faire. Book 5, line 1835-1841

„Taketh the fruit, and let the chaff be still.“

— Geoffrey Chaucer
Context: But yet that holden this tale a folly, As of a fox, or of a cock and hen, Taketh the morality, good men. 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. The Nun's Priest's Tale, l. 672-677

„Thanne is it wysdom, as it thynketh me,
To maken vertu of necessity,“

— Geoffrey Chaucer
Context: p>What maketh this, but Juppiter the kyng, That is prince and cause of alle thyng Convertynge al unto his propre welle From which it is deryved, sooth to telle, And heer-agayns no creature on lyve Of no degree availleth for to strive.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.</p The Knight's Tale, lV 2177 - 2186

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