Geoffrey Chaucer Quote
The Legend of Good Women: By Geoffrey Chaucer (2008 edition), MobileReference - ISBN: 9781605018072
The Canterbury Tales, The Clerk's Tale, line 118: "For though we sleep or wake, or roam, or ride, time forever flees away; it will tarry for no person"
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsGeoffrey Chaucer
Died: October 25, 1400 (aged 57)
Occupation: Poet, author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, diplomat
Bio: Geoffrey Chaucer, known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey.
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