Geoffrey Chaucer Quote
Filth and old age, I'm sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity.
If we had to earn our age by thinking for ourselves at least once a year, only a handful of people would reach adulthood.
About Geoffrey Chaucer
Among Chaucer's many other works are The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, The Legend of Good Women, and Troilus and Criseyde. He is seen as crucial in legitimising the literary use of Middle English when the dominant literary languages in England were still Anglo-Norman French and Latin. Chaucer's contemporary Thomas Hoccleve hailed him as "the firste fyndere of our fair langage". Almost two thousand English words are first attested to in Chaucerian manuscripts.