Chaucer's Words to His Scrivener

Geoffrey Chaucer

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Adam Scrivener, if ever it thee befall
Boece or Troilus for to write anew,
Under thy long locks thou may'st have the scall
But after my making thou write more true!
So oft a day I must thy work renew,
It to correct, and eke to rub and scrape;
And all is through thy negligence and rape.

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  • laurentrigg

    Lol, this poem by Geffery Chaucer is so funny tho. It's like he's scolding his poor scribe for making mistakes. Imagine being Adam the scribe, getting called out bu the great Chaucer himself. XD Feel kinda bad for the dude, but it's also hella hilarious. Not easy homework though, took me a sec to figure it all out.