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Dante Alighieri

In that book which is my memory, On the first page of the chapter that is the day when I first met you, Appear the words, “Here begins a new life”. — Dante Alighieri, from Vita Nuova (Oxford University Press, 1999, originally published in 1225) Advertisements

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Geoffrey Chaucer

And what is better than wisedoom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing. ― Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales between the years 1387 and 1400. As the printing press had yet to be invented, they were passed down in several handwritten manuscripts. The collection was finally put… Continue reading Geoffrey Chaucer

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Geoffrey Chaucer

And what is better than wisedoom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing. ― Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales between the years 1387 and 1400. As the printing press had yet to be invented, they were passed down in several handwritten manuscripts. The collection was finally put… Continue reading Geoffrey Chaucer

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