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Magic – Ovid

YE elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves, And ye that on the sands with printless foot Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him When he comes back, you demi-puppets that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe, … Continue reading

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Love And War – Ovid

Lovers all are soldiers, and Cupid has his campaigns: I tell you, Atticus, lovers all are soldiers.Youth is fit for war and also fit for Venus.Imagine an aged soldier, an elderly lover! A general looks for the spirit in his brave soldiery; a … Continue reading

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To Life’s Pilgrim – Geoffrey Chaucer

FLY from the press, and dwell with soothfastness; Suffice unto thy good, though it be small, For hoard hath hate, and climbing tickleness ; Preise hath envie, and weal is blent o’er all. Savor no more than thee behoven shall, … Continue reading

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Since I From Love – Geoffrey Chaucer

Since I from Love escaped am so fat,I ne’er think to be in his prison ta’en;Since I am free, I count him not a bean. He may answer, and saye this and that;I do no force, I speak right as … Continue reading

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A Cook – Geoffrey Chaucer

They had a cook with them who stood alone For boiling chicken with a marrow-bone, Sharp flavouring powder and spice for savour. He could distinguish London ale by flavour, And he could roast and boil and seethe and fry, Make … Continue reading

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