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Bukton

Bukton  

Lenvoy de Chaucer a Bukton, a short poem surviving in one MS (where it is given this title) and in one early print. It is (like Scogan) a verse letter ...
friendship

friendship  

A topic of moral philosophy much discussed by Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics, but less so in the modern era, until the reemergence of contextualist and feminist approaches to ethics. In friendship ...
Joseph of Exeter

Joseph of Exeter  

The author of a Latin verse epic on the Trojan War, based on the work of Dares the Phrygian. Very little is known about his life. He studied at Rheims ...
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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

served a variety of purposes in Chaucer's England. (He uses the words lettre or letter and for more formal documents

Merchant's Tale

Merchant's Tale  

(of just over 1200 lines, in couplets) follows The Clerk's Tale in Fragment IV. It begins with a short Prologue (1213–44), in which the Merchant complains bitterly about his wife ...

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