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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A good deal of Middle English prose is religious. Curteis he was, lowely, and servysable, And carf biforn his fader at the table. Here are the opening lines of The Canterbury Tales written in about An horn he bar, the bawdryk was of grene; A forster was he, soothly, as I gesse. Bifil that in that seson, on a day, In Southwerk 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 aventure yfalle In felaweshipe, and pilgrimes were kanterberyjwkie alle, That toward Caunterbury wolden ryde.
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This is, by any standards, one of the greatest early narrative poems in any Gepffrey language. Ther as this lord was keper of the celle, The reule of Seint Maure, or of Seint Beneit, By cause that it was old and somdel streit This ilke Monk leet olde thynges pace, And heeld after the newe world the space.
This poem written by a poor man describes the sorrows of the poor, and sadly tells, as in a dream, how most people prefer the false treasures of this world to the true treasures of heaven. Short was his gowne, with sleves longe and wyde. 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. He yaf nat of that text a pulled hen, That seith that hunters beth nat hooly men, Ne that a monk, whan he is recchelees, Is likned til a fissh that is waterlees,- This is to seyn, a monk out of his cloystre But thilke text heeld he nat worth an oystre; [ 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.
Geoffrey Chaucer – Antologia poezji angielskiej w wyborze i przekładzie W. J. Darasza
There are more than twenty of these stories, mostly in verse, and in the stories we get to know about the pilgrims themselves. Check back soon for a full-page on the works of this anonymous poet! What is this world? In curteisie was set ful muche hir list. By the time she has finished telling the story we know her as a woman of very strong opinions who believes firmly in marriage – she has had five husbands, one after the other! Other important works of the Middle English period include: At mete wel ytaught was she with alle: The same unknown author is also thought to have written Pearl and Patience two fine poems of the same period.
To earn a living he worked as translator, courtier, diplomat and forester. Hire over-lippe wyped she so clene That in hir coppe ther was no ferthyng sene Of grece, whan she dronken hadde hir draughte.
The Knight’s Tale, lV, – Hise arwes drouped noght with fetheres lowe And in his hand he baar a myghty bowe. The English which was used from about to about is called Middle English, and most critics would rate Geoffrey Chaucer the greatest poet of the time.
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Middle English is much easier for the modern reader to understand than the earlier Old English. But, for to tellen yow of his array, His hors were goode, but he was nat gay.
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. A sheef of pecok arwes, bright and kene Under his belt he bar ful thriftily, Wel koude he dresse his takel yemanly: Of his stature he was of evene lengthe, And wonderly delyvere, and of greet strengthe.
And he hadde been somtyme in chyvachie In Flaundres, in Artoys, and Pycardie, And born hym weel, as of so litel space, In hope to stonden in his lady grace. Examples of which include: Embrouded was he, as it were a meede, Al ful of fresshe floures, whyte and reede; Syngynge he was, or floytynge, al the day, He was as fressh as is the monthe of May. The tales concern the search for the Holy Grail the cup supposedly used by Christ at the last supperKing Arthur’s battles against his enemies, and similar subjects.
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 that they were inne; And at a knyght than wol I first bigynne.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by an unknown author. He finally agrees, and at the marriage she becomes young and beautiful again. A not heed hadde he, with a broun visage, Of woodecraft wel koude he al the usage.
Podobni autorzy Joel Barlow. And therfore, at the kynges court, my brother, Ech man for hymself, ther is noon other. Chaucer was a well-educated man who read Latin, and studied French and Italian poetry; but he was not interested only in books.
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The Knight’s Tale, IV, – In Gernade at the seege eek hadde he be Of Algezir, and riden in Belmarye. Wel koude he sitte on hors, and faire ryde. 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.
She leet geofrfey morsel from hir lippes falle, Ne wette hir fyngres in hir sauce depe; Wel koude she carie a morsel, and wel kepe That no drope ne fille upon hir brist. Target text Source text.
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.