So for the 12 years he spent at Aldgate, Chaucer was mostly alone, with a teeming urban scene literally beneath his feet.
Outside were carved heads of Shakespeare and Milton, Chaucer and Dante.
Chaucer and Shakespeare characterized it as the ultimate shame.
The phenomenon itself is nothing new (see the works of Shakespeare or Chaucer).
Brilliant as an exponent of the virtues in Spenser, Dante, Chaucer, Lewis could not write his own poetry.
All he cared for was sport, like the jolly monk in Chaucer's Prologue.
Chaucer has more than one reference to the man in the moon, and so have most of the older poets.
We have our forefathers, and great grand-dames all before us, as they were in Chaucer's days.
All your letter is delicious, but chiefest the last sentence where you say you like your Chaucer so much.
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.