• (noun): English poet remembered as author of the Canterbury Tales (1340-1400).
    Synonyms: Geoffrey Chaucer

Some articles on chaucer:

Sir Thopas - Analysis - Genre and Structure
... host, Harry Bailey, does not seem to appreciate this new style of tale and he interrupts Chaucer, telling him that "thy drasty rymyng is nat worth a toord" ... The character Chaucer then tells the laborious and dull debate of the Tale of Melibeus ... Again, this is in keeping with the character Chaucer a man of too much learning and too little experience ...
Sir Thopas - Analysis - Critical History
... When Chaucer began to be treated as a treasure of English letters after his death, his satiric intent was lost ... Warton who first suggested (at least in print) that Chaucer was not serious, that the whole tale is a parody and that the character of Geoffrey Chaucer must not be confused with Geoffrey Chaucer the author ...
Chaucer (disambiguation)
... Geoffrey Chaucer was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat courtier, and diplomat ... Chaucer may also refer to 2984 Chaucer, a small main belt asteroid Chaucer (crater), a lunar crater Chaucer College, an independent graduate college Chaucer School, a Yorkshire ... People named Chaucer Chaucer Elliott (1879-1913), Canadian sportsman Thomas Chaucer (circa 1367-1434), Speaker of the British House of Commons ...
Chaucer Holdings
... Chaucer Holdings is a specialist insurance business, with headquarters in the City of London, underwriting risks at Lloyd's of London,the world's insurance and reinsurance market ... Chaucer is a member of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc ... Chaucer was acquired by The Hanover Insurance Group in 2011 ...
Sir Peter Buckton - Biography - Yorkshire Offices and Later Life
... A friend of Buckton was the author and poet Geoffrey Chaucer, who wrote The Canterbury Tales ... Chaucer immortalised him in the short poem, Lenvoy de Chaucer a Bukton written before October 1396 in which Chaucer humorously warns Buckton against marriage ...

Famous quotes containing the word chaucer:

    They yelleden as fiendes doon in hell;
    The duckes cryden as men would them quell;
    The geese for feare flewen over the trees;
    Out of the hive came the swarm of bees.
    —Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?–1400)

    With us ther was a doctour of phisik;
    In al this world ne was ther noon hym lik,
    To speke of phisik and of a surgerye,
    For he was grounded in astronomye.
    —Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?–1400)

    Our sons their fathers’ failing language see,
    And such as Chaucer is shall Dryden be.
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)