Portrait of Chaucer from the 17th century.
|Died||25 October 1400 (aged 56â€“57)|
|Resting place||Westminster Abbey, London|
|Occupation||Author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, diplomat|
|Period||Late Middle Ages|
Whoso will pray, he must fast and be clean, And fat his soul, and make his body lean.
There's no workman, whatsoever he be, That may both work well and hastily.
Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed.
Filth and old age, I'm sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity.