Thursday November 18th 2010

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Thought for the Day

“Certain, when I was born, so long ago,
Death drew the tap of life and let it flow;
And ever since the tap has done its task,
And now there’s little but an empty cask.”

~ Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer*Geoffrey Chaucer

Born: c. 1343 c. 1343
London, England

Died: 25 October 1400 (aged 56-57)

An English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular Middle English, rather than French or Latin.

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