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William Langland

Data de nascimento: 1332
Data de falecimento: 1386

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William Langland , foi um poeta inglês considerado autor do poema Piers the Plowman, uma das obras-primas da literatura inglesa da Idade Média.

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„In preieres and penaunce putten hem manye,
Al for the love of Oure Lord lyveden ful streyte
In hope to have heveneriche blisse“

— William Langland
In prayers and penance put themselves many All for the love of Our Lord living full straight In hope to have heaven-rich bliss B-Text, Prologue, line 25.

„I kan noght parfitly my Paternoster as the preest it syngeth,
But I kan rymes of Robyn Hood and Randolf Erl of Chestre.“

— William Langland
B-text, Passus 5, line 395 This is the earliest known mention of the legend of Robin Hood. No rhymes of Randolf, Earl of Chester have survived.

„For if hevene be on this erthe, and ese to any soule,
It is in cloistre or in scole.“

— William Langland
For if heaven be on this earth, and ease to any soul, It is in cloister or in school B-text, Passus 10, line 297.

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