The Romaunt of the Rose

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The Romaunt of the Rose is a partial translation into Middle English of the French allegory, the Roman de la Rose. The translation was once attributed to Chaucer, but this was disproved in the 20th century. The story begins with an allegorical dream, in which the narrator receives advice from the god of love on gaining his lady's favour, her love being symbolized by a rose. The second part is a satire on the mores of the time, with respect to courting.

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