Le Miroir de Mariage  

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Le Miroir de Mariage, is a 13,000 line satirical poem on the subject of women by French writer Eustache Deschamps. This work influenced Geoffrey Chaucer who used themes from the poem in his own work. Chaucer seems to be one of the few Englishmen Deschamps liked, as he composed a ballade in his honour (no. 285, probably written sometime after 1380) praising Chaucer as a great philosopher, translator, ethicist, and poet (Kendrick 1983, 3–4).

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