Chaucer and Shakespeare characterized it as the ultimate shame.
Outside were carved heads of Shakespeare and Milton, Chaucer and Dante.
Brilliant as an exponent of the virtues in Spenser, Dante, Chaucer, Lewis could not write his own poetry.
The phenomenon itself is nothing new (see the works of Shakespeare or Chaucer).
So for the 12 years he spent at Aldgate, Chaucer was mostly alone, with a teeming urban scene literally beneath his feet.
All he cared for was sport, like the jolly monk in Chaucer's Prologue.
The tale is that tale of Gamelyn, wrongly attributed to Chaucer.
We have our forefathers, and great grand-dames all before us, as they were in Chaucer's days.
How many honest words have suffered corruption since Chaucer's days!
He belongs, as a poet, to the school of Chaucer and Lydgate.
family name, from Old French chaucier "maker of chausses," from chauces "clothing for the legs, breeches, pantaloons, hose" (related to case (n.2)). Middle English chawce was a general term for anything worn on the feet. Related: Chaucerian.