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The wordes moote be cosyn to the dede.

Now have I toold you shortly in a clause,
Th’estaat, th’array, the nombre, and eek the cause
Why that assembled was this compaignye
In Southwerk, at this gentil hostelrye… 230 more words


Valentine's Day

I once wrote a piece about Mother’s Day, about its historical links with ancient Egypt and all that. This post will be somewhat short in comparison… perhaps there are some links somewhere with ancient Egypt once again, but if there are, they haven’t yet met with my circle of seekings. 247 more words


New Chaucer Society 2018 Call for Papers

The New Chaucer Society’s 2018 Congress will be in Toronto, Canada, 10-15 July 2018.

The Call for Papers for NCS 2018 is now available, and it includes an entire thread–Chaucer Abroad–that offers several sessions with particular interest to Global Chaucers aficionados. 74 more words


Reminiscing On the Promise I Made To You In Our Early Days...

February 14, an annual holiday celebrating the feast of St. Valentine, otherwise popularly known as Valentine’s Day. The day was first associated with romantic love in the 14th century by Geoffrey Chaucer, a time period when the tradition of courtly love flourished. 334 more words

A Slice Of Life

Chaucer and Valentine's Day

The Invention of Love …

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Because of the rampant commercialism associated with the holiday, Valentine’s Day is considered a “Hallmark holiday,” a day selected by a blindfolded intern at Hallmark HQ and pegged as one we consumers are told to celebrate by spending.

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Daily Prompt

Valentine's Day

February 14 first became associated with romantic love thanks to Chaucer, but according to legend, when Saint Valentine was in prison, he healed the daughter of his jailer, and before he was executed, Saint Valentine sent the girl a letter signed “Your Valentine” as a farewell. 89 more words



photograph: Hot Rocks



There are two Valentines, both Italian, one a priest and the other a bishop, who were martyred and used to be commemorated in the Roman Catholic calendar on 14th February. 862 more words