‘April Fool’ From ‘The Canterbury Tales’ by Geoffrey Chaucer
‘The Canterbury Tales’ is a collection of 24 stories written in Middle English between 1387 and 1400.
The poem tells of a trick played by a fox. These words, in English, are supposedly the earliest recorded ‘foolishness’ played on April the first.
Poem Attribution © Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘April Fool’(The Canterbury Tales), c.1387-1400
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Image Attribution © Jörg Kaminski, Fool’s Gold, (Date Unstated)