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The Canterbury Tales is considered one of the greatest accomplishments of English literature. Written between 1387 and 1400 by Geoffrey Chaucer. Merchant Of his position, dealing with a scum Of wretched lepers; nothing good can come Of dealings with the slum-and-gutter dwellers, But only with the rich and victual-sellers. But anywhere... 'WEEPING and wailing, care and other sorrow, I know them well enough by eve and morrow,' The Merchant said; 'like... The merchant was the 14th tale written in canterbury tales.Chaucer prays that whoever reads these tales and finds something worthy in them should thank Christ. Yet if readers find offense in the tales, Chaucer asks that they impute this not to any ill intention, but rather to Chaucer's own ignorance. feudal system In most of medieval Europe, society was dependent on the "feudal" system, which was based on allocation of land in return for service. The king would give out grants of land to his most important noblemen (barons and bishops), and each noble would have to promise to loyally follow him and supply him with soldiers in time of war. They did this at a special - kneeling before the king, he swore an oath with the words "Sire, I become your man." The nobles then divided their land among lower lords, or knights who also had to become their vassals(servants). In the lowest spot in society sat the peasants who worked on the land itself. They had almost no rights, tiny pieces of property - and no vassals. Geoffrey chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London. His name was of French origin and meant shoemaker. Chaucer was the son of a prosperous wine merchant and deputy to the kings's butler, and his wife Agnes. Little is known of his early education, but his works show that he could read French, Latin, and Italian. The exists no memoirs of Chaucer, but Canterbury Tales perhaps gives a sight of the writer: