I absolutely love Geoffrey Chaucer. I am currently reading The Canterbury Tales for a little inspiration, and I came across this passage:
I not whethur sche be womman or goddess…
(The Knight’s Tale, 236-243)
His stories are simple, but his words are beautifully strung together. If you haven’t read Chaucer, I recommend you read his work. I am reading the book in middle English, but there are plenty of translations you can read.