And Smale Foules Maken Melodie, That Slepen Alle Night With Open Eye, So Priketh Hem Nature In Hir Corage

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And smale foules maken melodie,
That slepen alle night with open eye,
So priketh hem nature in hir corages;
Than longen folk to gon on pilgrimages.
-- Geoffrey Chaucer (1328-1400)
-- Canterbury Tales, Prologue, Line 9