16 Feb

St. Valentine without Valentine

[ad] One of the earliest mention of St. Valentine in serious literature comes in Chaucer's Parliament of fowls, back in 15th century. In that book two types of lovers are mentioned- the honourable, steadfast lover who would rather die than have anyone other than his one and only love (the tercel eagles in Chaucer's tale); and the smaller, realistic cocks and fowls who are always eager to find a quick way around the problems (if any), or switch their attention to some other desirable recipient faced [Read more ...]