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Day: May 19, 2023

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May 19, 2023

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

I remember my first experience with Chaucer. At the age of fifteen or sixteen, I tried reading his stories in the original Middle English and was very disoriented. Of course, I had a lot of footnotes to rely on, but these also overwhelmed my slim teenage patience. I remember wondering why we still read this book. It seemed so ancient.

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