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CHAPTER III
FOURTEENTH CENTURY - CHAUCER'S CENTURY

iron will float, while a feather will drop to the bottom. " And these be things against kind [nature]," says Sir John. He sees in Africa people who have but one foot. "They go so fast that it is marvel," he declares, " and the foot is so large that it shadoweth all the body against the sun when they, will lie and rest themselves." Sometimes he brings in a bit of science. From his observations of the North Star he reasons that " Men may go all round the world and return to their country ; and always they would find men, lands, and isles, as well as in our part of the world." When he touches on religious customs, he becomes especially interesting, for in the midst of the unrest and discontent of his age he has no fault to find with laws or the church ; and with all his devotion to the church, he has no blame for those whose belief differs from his own. " They fail in some articles of our faith," is his only criticism of the Moslems.
William Langland, 1330?-1400? William Langland was the principal author of the Vision of Piers Plowman. The first MS, of it that is known is of 1362 ; but in the following twenty or thirty years a good many other MSS. were written, and most of them had additions made to them. It is not known who made these additions, but Langland certainly was not the author of all of them. Very little is known of Langland save that he was probably brought up in the monastery at Great Malvern. He knew the lives of the poor so well that it is possible he was the son of a peasant living on a manor, and became free on declaring his intention to enter the service of the church. His Vision comes to him one May morning

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