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He is the poet of the dawn, who wrote
The Canterbury Tales and his old age
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The reve was a sclendre colerik man.
His berd was shave as ny as ever he kan.
A sergeant of the lawe, war and wys,
That often hadde been at the Parvys,
Ther was also, ful riche of excellence.
This noble ensample to his sheep he yaf,
That first he wroghte, and afterward he taughte.
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the yonge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne,
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And born hym weel, as of so litel space,
In hope to stonden in his lady grace.
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Curteis he was, lowely, and servysable,
And carf biforn his fader at the table.
A good wif was ther ofbiside bathe,
But she was somde, deef, and that was scathe.
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A frere ther was, a wantowne and a merye,
A lymytour, a ful solempne man.
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And specially from every shires ende
Of Engelond to Caunterbury they wende
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