Quotation by Geoffrey Chaucer

The lyf so short, the craft so longe to lerne,
Th' assay so hard, so sharp the conquerynge,
The dredful joye, alwey that slit so yerne;
Al this mene I be love.
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340–1400), British poet. The Parlement of Foules, "The Proem," l. 1-2 (1380-1386), repr. In The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, ed. Alfred W. Pollard, etc. (1898).

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