Quotation by Geoffrey Chaucer

There was the murdered corpse, in covert laid,
And violent death in thousand shapes displayed;
The city to the soldier's rage resigned;
Successless wars, and poverty behind;
Ships burnt in fight, or forced on rocky shores,
And the rash hunter strangled by the boars;
The newborn babe by nurses overlaid;
And the cook caught within the raging fire he made.
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?–1400), British poet. The Knight's Tale. . ;

from THE CANTERBURY TALES Collected Black Women's Poetry. Vols. I-IV. Joan R. Sherman, ed. (1988) Oxford University Press.
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