AN-ENDE................1
RomA 1335 And he full soone [it] sette an-ende, 1334
 
 AND....................2066
RomA 2 Ther nys but fables and lesynges; 2
RomA 11 And whoso saith or weneth it be 10
RomA 15 For this trowe I, and say for me, 14
RomA 17 Of good and harm to many wightes 16
RomA 25 And faste I slepte; and in slepyng 24
RomA 25 And faste I slepte; and in slepyng 24
RomA 32 To make your hertes gaye and lyght, 32
RomA 33 For Love it prayeth, and also 32
RomA 35 And if there any aske me, 34
RomA 44 And that is she that hath, ywis, 44
RomA 45 So mochel pris, and therto she 44
RomA 47 That she wel ought, of pris and ryght, 46
RomA 52 In tyme of love and jolite, 52
RomA 56 And it with newe leves wren. 56
RomA 59 And the erthe wexith proud withalle, 58
RomA 61 And the pore estat forget 60
RomA 63 And than bycometh the ground so proud 62
RomA 65 And makith so queynt his robe and faire 64
RomA 65 And makith so queynt his robe and faire 64
RomA 67 Of gras and flouris, ynde and pers, 66
RomA 67 Of gras and flouris, ynde and pers, 66
RomA 68 And many hewes ful dyvers 68
RomA 73 In wedres gryl and derk to sighte, 72
RomA 77 That they mote syngen and be light. 76
RomA 79 To make noyse and syngen blythe, 78
RomA 81 The chelaundre and papyngay, 80
RomA 83 Forto ben gay and amorous 82
RomA 90 And in this sesoun delytous, 90
RomA 95 And up I roos and gan me clothe. 94
RomA 95 And up I roos and gan me clothe. 94
RomA 99 And gan this nedle threde anon, 98
RomA 103 And in [the] swete seson that leef is, 102
RomA 109 Joly and gay, ful of gladnesse, 108
RomA 115 Cam doun the strem ful stif and bold. 114
RomA 116 Cleer was the water, and as cold 116
RomA 118 And somdel lasse it was than Seyne, 118
RomA 120 And never saugh I, er that day, 120
RomA 122 And wondir glad was I to se 122
RomA 123 That lusty place and that ryver. 122
RomA 124 And with that watir, that ran so cler, 124
RomA 128 The medewe softe, swote, and grene, 128
RomA 131 And ful attempre, out of drede. 130
RomA 135 And whan I had a while goon, 134
RomA 137 Ful long and brood, and everydell 136
RomA 137 Ful long and brood, and everydell 136
RomA 138 Enclosed was, and walled well 138
RomA 140 Portraied without and wel entailled 140
RomA 142 And bothe the ymages and the peyntures 142
RomA 142 And bothe the ymages and the peyntures 142
RomA 144 And I wole telle you redyly 144
RomA 148 That for hir wrathe, yre, and onde, 148
RomA 151 And ful of gyle and fel corage, 150
RomA 151 And ful of gyle and fel corage, 150
RomA 153 And she was nothyng wel arraied, 152
RomA 156 And grennyng for dispitous rage, 156
RomA 159 Ful foul and rusty was she, this. 158
RomA 165 And she was called Felonye. 164
RomA 167 Clepid was saugh I and fond 166
RomA 170 That other ymage, and, trustith wel, 170
RomA 174 And eek ful proud and outragious. 174
RomA 174 And eek ful proud and outragious. 174
RomA 177 Ful foul and cherlyssh semed she, 176
RomA 178 And eek vylayneus for to be, 178
RomA 179 And litel coude of norture 178
RomA 181 And next was peynted Coveitise, 180
RomA 183 To take and yeve right nought ageyn, 182
RomA 184 And gret tresouris up to leyn. 184
RomA 185 And that is she that for usure 184
RomA 189 And that is she that penyes fele 188
RomA 190 Techith for to robbe and stele 190
RomA 191 These theves and these smale harlotes; 190
RomA 192 And that is routh, for by her throtes 192
RomA 194 She makith folk compasse and caste 194
RomA 197 And that is she that makith trechoures, 196
RomA 198 And she makith false pleadoures 198
RomA 199 That with hir termes and hir domes 198
RomA 200 Doon maydens, children, and eek gromes 200
RomA 209 And she was clepid Avarice. 208
RomA 211 Ful fade and caytif was she eek, 210
RomA 212 And also grene as ony leek. 212
RomA 217 Kneden with eisel strong and egre, 216
RomA 218 And therto she was lene and megre. 218
RomA 218 And therto she was lene and megre. 218
RomA 219 And she was clad ful porely 218
RomA 222 And bothe bihynde and eke biforn 222
RomA 222 And bothe bihynde and eke biforn 222
RomA 225 Upon a perche, weik and small; 224
RomA 229 Of lambe-skynnes hevy and blake. 228
RomA 235 And if it were forwered, she 234
RomA 238 Al were it bad of woll and hewe. 238
RomA 241 And that she hidde and bond so stronge, 240
RomA 241 And that she hidde and bond so stronge, 240
RomA 247 And by that ymage, nygh ynough, 246
RomA 253 As myschef and mysaventure, 252
RomA 260 And if a man in honour rise, 260
RomA 272 And sore abieth she everydell 272
RomA 273 Hir malice and hir maltalent, 272
RomA 275 And hath such [wo] whan folk doth good 274
RomA 277 Hir herte kervyth and so brekith 276
RomA 285 And if he were so hende and wis 284
RomA 285 And if he were so hende and wis 284
RomA 293 And she hadde a [foul] usage: 292
RomA 308 For sorowe, thought, and gret distresse, 308
RomA 309 That she hadde suffred day and nyght, 308
RomA 310 Made hir ful yelow and nothyng bright, 310
RomA 311 Ful fade, pale, and megre also. 310
RomA 320 And eek hir hert in angre ronnen. 320
RomA 324 And for to rent in many place 324
RomA 325 Hir clothis, and for to tere hir swire, 324
RomA 327 And al totorn lay eek hir her 326
RomA 328 Aboute hir shuldris here and ther, 328
RomA 330 For angre and for maltalent. 330
RomA 331 And eek I telle you certeynly 330
RomA 338 And smot togyder her hondes two. 338
RomA 353 So feble and eke so old was she 352
RomA 360 And drie and dwyned al for elde. 360
RomA 360 And drie and dwyned al for elde. 360
RomA 362 That whylom round and softe had be. 362
RomA 365 Her face frounced and forpyned, 364
RomA 366 And bothe her hondes lorne, fordwyned. 366
RomA 369 The tyme that passeth nyght and day, 368
RomA 370 And resteles travayleth ay, 370
RomA 371 And steleth from us so prively 370
RomA 374 And certes, it ne resteth never, 374
RomA 375 But goth so faste, and passeth ay, 374
RomA 382 But goth and may never retourne, 382
RomA 387 For alle thing it fret and shall; 386
RomA 389 And all doth waxe and fostred be, 388
RomA 389 And all doth waxe and fostred be, 388
RomA 390 And alle thing distroieth he; 390
RomA 392 And eldith kynges and emperours, 392
RomA 392 And eldith kynges and emperours, 392
RomA 393 And that us alle shal overcomen, 392
RomA 404 Was fair sumtyme, and fresh to se, 404
RomA 407 And was a doted thing bicomen. 406
RomA 409 Wel had she clad hirsilf and warm, 408
RomA 415 And it was clepid Poope-Holy. 414
RomA 419 And maketh hir outward precious, 418
RomA 420 With pale visage and pitous, 420
RomA 421 And semeth a simple creature; 420
RomA 427 And she was clothed and eke shod 426
RomA 427 And she was clothed and eke shod 426
RomA 432 And bisily she gan to fonde 432
RomA 434 To God and to his seyntis dere. 434
RomA 437 To gode werkis and to faire, 436
RomA 438 And therto she had on an haire. 438
RomA 441 Of colour pale and deed was she. 440
RomA 447 And for a litel glorie veine 446
RomA 448 They lesen God and his reigne. 448
RomA 449 And alderlast of everychon 448
RomA 453 And though she shulde anhonged be, 452
RomA 455 And if the wedir stormy were, 454
RomA 458 And many a clout on it ther stak: 458
RomA 459 This was hir cote and hir mantell. 458
RomA 463 And she was putt, that I of talke, 462
RomA 465 There lurked and there coured she, 464
RomA 467 Is shamefast and dispised ay. 466
RomA 477 With gold and asure over all 476
RomA 479 Square was the wall, and high sumdell; 478
RomA 480 Enclosed and barred well, 480
RomA 487 For sich solas, sich joie and play, 486
RomA 493 Of briddes song and braunches grene; 492
RomA 497 Of swete and pitous song thei made, 496
RomA 499 And I mysilf so mery ferde, 498
RomA 508 Daunces of love and mery notes. 508
RomA 520 Ful wo and angwishus of this, 520
RomA 530 And other entre was ther noon. 530
RomA 532 That was fetys and so lite, 532
RomA 534 Ful long I shof, and knokkide eke, 534
RomA 535 And stood ful long and of[t] herknyng, 534
RomA 535 And stood ful long and of[t] herknyng, 534
RomA 542 With bente browis smothe and slyke. 542
RomA 543 And by mesure large were 542
RomA 547 With swete breth and wel savoured, 546
RomA 548 Hir face whit and wel coloured, 548
RomA 549 With litel mouth and round to see. 548
RomA 552 In lengthe and gretnesse, by resoun, 552
RomA 556 To fele how smothe and softe it is. 556
RomA 562 And of fyn orfrays hadde she eke 562
RomA 565 And faire above that chapelet 564
RomA 568 And with a riche gold tressour 568
RomA 571 And for to kepe hir hondis faire 570
RomA 573 And she hadde on a cote of grene 572
RomA 578 And wel arayed and richely, 578
RomA 578 And wel arayed and richely, 578
RomA 580 For merye and wel bigoon was she. 580
RomA 584 To graythe hir wel and uncouthly. 584
RomA 588 And axide hir how that she highte, 588
RomA 589 And what she was I axide eke. 588
RomA 590 And she to me was nought unmeke, 590
RomA 592 But faire answerde, and seide thus: 592
RomA 594 So clepe men me, more and lesse. 594
RomA 595 Ful myghty and ful riche am I, 594
RomA 596 And that of oon thyng namely, 596
RomA 598 But to my joye and my pleying, 598
RomA 599 And for to kembe and tresse me. 598
RomA 599 And for to kembe and tresse me. 598
RomA 600 Aqueynted am I and pryve 600
RomA 605 And whan the trees were woxen on highte, 604
RomA 608 And these ymages, al withoute, 608
RomA 609 He dide hem bothe entaile and peynte, 608
RomA 611 But they ben ful of sorowe and woo, 610
RomA 613 And ofte tyme, hym to solace, 612
RomA 615 And eke with hym cometh his meynee 614
RomA 616 That lyven in lust and jolite. 616
RomA 617 And now is Myrthe therynne to here 616
RomA 619 The mavys and the nyghtyngale, 618
RomA 620 And other joly briddis smale. 620
RomA 621 And thus he walketh to solace 620
RomA 622 Hym and his folk, for swetter place 622
RomA 630 And I hadde herkned wel, ywys, 630
RomA 633 Sith Myrthe, that is so faire and fre, 632
RomA 639 A fair and joly companye 638
RomA 641 And forth, withoute wordis mo, 640
RomA 645 And whan I was inne, iwys, 644
RomA 658 Alpes, fynches, and wodewales, 658
RomA 662 Of turtles and laverokkes. 662
RomA 665 And thrustles, terins, and mavys, 664
RomA 665 And thrustles, terins, and mavys, 664
RomA 667 And eke to sormounte in her song 666
RomA 671 They songe her song as faire and wel 670
RomA 673 And trusteth wel, whan I hem herde, 672
RomA 674 Ful lustily and wel I ferde, 674
RomA 687 Were of her craft, and apprentys, 686
RomA 688 But of song sotil and wys. 688
RomA 689 And certis, whan I herde her song, 688
RomA 690 And saw the grene place among, 690
RomA 695 And than wist I and saw ful well 694
RomA 695 And than wist I and saw ful well 694
RomA 700 Hadde opened and me leten in. 700
RomA 704 And eke what folk there with hym were, 704
RomA 706 And of that gardyn eke as blyve 706
RomA 711 But, as I may and can, I shall 710
RomA 713 Ful fair servise and eke ful swete 712
RomA 717 Summe high and summe eke lowe songe 716
RomA 721 And whan that I hadde herd, I trowe, 720
RomA 727 His countenaunce and his manere 726
RomA 731 Of mentes full, and fenell grene, 730
RomA 732 And faste by, without wene, 732
RomA 733 Sir Myrthe I fond, and right anoon 732
RomA 736 And with hym in that lusty place 736
RomA 737 So fair folk and so fresh had he 736
RomA 740 So faire they weren, alle and some; 740
RomA 746 Gladnesse, [the] blissful and the lighte; 746
RomA 747 Wel coude she synge and lustyly, 746
RomA 748 Noon half so wel and semely, 748
RomA 749 And make in song sich refreynynge: 748
RomA 751 Hir vois ful clere was and ful swete. 750
RomA 760 And folk daunce and mery ben, 760
RomA 760 And folk daunce and mery ben, 760
RomA 761 And made many a fair tournyng 760
RomA 764 Mynstrales, and eke jogelours, 764
RomA 770 And saillouris, that I dar wel swere 770
RomA 773 They caste and hente full ofte 772
RomA 774 Upon a fynger fair and softe, 774
RomA 777 Ryght yonge and full of semelyhede, 776
RomA 778 In kirtles and noon other wede, 778
RomA 779 And faire tressed every tresse, 778
RomA 785 Agayn that other, and whan they were 784
RomA 796 And she was cleped Curtesie, 796
RomA 801 " Come and, if it lyke you 800
RomA 803 And I, withoute tariyng, 802
RomA 808 And bad me on the daunce go. 808
RomA 813 The shap, the bodies, and the cheres, 812
RomA 814 The countenaunce and the maneres 814
RomA 816 And I shal telle what they were. 816
RomA 817 Ful fair was Myrthe, ful long and high; 816
RomA 820 Ful rody and whit in every place. 820
RomA 821 Fetys he was and wel beseye, 820
RomA 822 With metely mouth and yen greye; 822
RomA 824 Crisp was his heer, and eek ful bright; 824
RomA 826 And smalish in the girdilstede. 826
RomA 829 So fair, so joly, and so fetys, 828
RomA 831 Delyver, smert, and of gret myght; 830
RomA 835 Ful yong he was, and mery of thought, 834
RomA 836 And in samet, with briddis wrought, 836
RomA 837 And with gold beten ful fetysly, 836
RomA 840 And al toslytered for queyntise 840
RomA 841 In many a place, lowe and hie. 840
RomA 842 And shod he was with gret maistrie, 842
RomA 843 With shoon decoped, and with laas. 842
RomA 844 By druery and by solas 844
RomA 846 Hadde mad, and on his heed it set. 846
RomA 847 And wite ye who was his leef? 846
RomA 853 Daunsyng, and she hym also; 852
RomA 855 Bothe were they faire and bright of hewe. 854
RomA 857 Of colour, and hir flesh so tendre 856
RomA 858 That with a brere smale and slendre 858
RomA 862 Hir yen greye and glad also, 862
RomA 867 Hir heer was yelowe and clere shynyng; 866
RomA 873 And in an overgilt samit 872
RomA 877 And next hir wente, on hir other side, 876
RomA 879 Love, and as hym likith it be. 878
RomA 881 And maken folkis pride fallen; 880
RomA 882 And he can wel these lordis thrallen, 882
RomA 883 And ladyes putt at lowe degre, 882
RomA 891 But all in floures and in flourettes, 890
RomA 893 And with losenges and scochouns, 892
RomA 893 And with losenges and scochouns, 892
RomA 894 With briddes, lybardes, and lyouns, 892
RomA 895 And other beestis wrought ful well. 894
RomA 897 Portreied and wrought with floures, 896
RomA 905 And many a rose-leef ful long 904
RomA 907 And also on his heed was set 906
RomA 912 And he was all with briddes wryen, 910
RomA 914 With chalaundre, and with wodewale, 912
RomA 915 With fynch, with lark, and with archaungell. 914
RomA 922 The daunce, and in his hond holdyng 920
RomA 927 And knotty here and there also, 926
RomA 927 And knotty here and there also, 926
RomA 928 And blak as bery or ony slo. 926
RomA 931 Ful evene and by proporcioun 930
RomA 932 Treitys and long, of ful good fasoun. 930
RomA 933 And it was peynted wel and thwyten, 932
RomA 933 And it was peynted wel and thwyten, 932
RomA 934 And overal diapred and writen 932
RomA 934 And overal diapred and writen 932
RomA 935 With ladyes and with bacheleris, 934
RomA 936 Ful lyghtsom and glad of cheris. 934
RomA 939 And ten brode arowis hild he there, 938
RomA 941 But they were shaven wel and dight, 940
RomA 942 Nokked and fethered right, 940
RomA 943 And all they were with gold bygoon, 942
RomA 944 And stronge poynted everychoon, 942
RomA 945 And sharpe for to kerven well. 944
RomA 948 Out-take the fetheres and the tree. 946
RomA 951 And best fethered for to flee, 950
RomA 952 And fairest eke, was clepid Beaute. 950
RomA 957 With valour and with curtesye. 956
RomA 961 May therwith doon gret harm and wo. 960
RomA 962 The fifte of these and laste also, 960
RomA 973 For shaft and ende, soth for to telle, 972
RomA 979 Envenymed, and with spitous blame. 978
RomA 985 And alle were they resemblable. 984
RomA 986 To hem was wel sittyng and able 984
RomA 988 That knotty was and al roynous. 986
RomA 991 And contrarye to that other fyve. 990
RomA 995 The soothe and eke signyfiaunce, 994
RomA 1001 The fasoun and the countenaunces 1000
RomA 1003 The God of Love, jolyf and lyght, 1002
RomA 1005 Of high prys and of gret degre. 1004
RomA 1010 And clere as the mone lyght 1008
RomA 1016 Hir face, gentyl and tretys. 1014
RomA 1017 Fetys she was, and smal to se; 1016
RomA 1021 Hir tresses yelowe and longe straughten, 1020
RomA 1023 Hir nose, hir mouth, and eye, and cheke 1022
RomA 1023 Hir nose, hir mouth, and eye, and cheke 1022
RomA 1024 Wel wrought, and all the remenaunt eke. 1022
RomA 1025 A ful gret savour and a swote 1024
RomA 1030 For yong she was, and hewed bright, 1028
RomA 1031 Sore plesaunt, and fetys withall, 1030
RomA 1032 Gente, and in hir myddill small. 1030
RomA 1035 And gret of prys in every place. 1034
RomA 1039 For bothe she helpe and hyndre may. 1038
RomA 1040 And that is nought of yisterday 1038
RomA 1042 To helpe and eke to greve a wyght. 1040
RomA 1043 The beste and the grettest of valour 1042
RomA 1045 And besy weren hir to serve, 1044
RomA 1047 They cleped hir lady, gret and small. 1046
RomA 1051 And many a traytour envyous, 1050
RomA 1052 That ben ful besy and curyous 1050
RomA 1053 For to dispreisen and to blame 1052
RomA 1054 That best deserven love and name. 1052
RomA 1056 These losengeris hem preyse and smylen, 1054
RomA 1057 And thus the world with word anoynten; 1056
RomA 1058 And aftirward they prikke and poynten 1056
RomA 1058 And aftirward they prikke and poynten 1056
RomA 1061 And foule abate the folkis prys. 1060
RomA 1062 Ful many a worthy man and wys, 1060
RomA 1067 Wel yvel mote they thryve and thee, 1066
RomA 1068 And yvel aryved mote they be, 1066
RomA 1077 And portraied in the ribanynges 1076
RomA 1078 Of dukes storyes, and of kynges, 1076
RomA 1079 And with a bend of gold tasseled, 1078
RomA 1080 And knoppis fyne of gold ameled. 1078
RomA 1084 Of stones clere and bright to see. 1082
RomA 1087 Of vertu gret and mochel of myght, 1086
RomA 1092 And tyl a riche mannes byhove 1090
RomA 1093 Worth all the gold in Rome and Frise. 1092
RomA 1096 That was so fyn and vertuous 1094
RomA 1098 Of palasie and toth-ake. 1096
RomA 1099 And yit the stoon hadde such a grace 1098
RomA 1105 Full hevy, gret, and nothyng lyght; 1104
RomA 1118 And emeraudes, more than two ounces, 1116
RomA 1121 The stoon so clere was and so bright 1120
RomA 1124 A myle or two in lengthe and brede. 1122
RomA 1127 Bothe hir heed and all hir face, 1126
RomA 1128 And eke aboute hir al the place. 1126
RomA 1134 And loved well to have hors of prys. 1132
RomA 1138 And therfore he desired ay 1136
RomA 1143 And Richesse myght it wel sustene, 1142
RomA 1144 And hir dispence well mayntene, 1142
RomA 1145 And hym alwey sich plente sende 1144
RomA 1146 Of gold and silver for to spende 1144
RomA 1149 And after on the daunce wente 1148
RomA 1151 For to be honourable and free. 1150
RomA 1154 Whan that she yaf and seide, " Have this. " 1152
RomA 1157 As Largesse is to yeve and spende; 1156
RomA 1158 And God ynough alwey hir sende, 1156
RomA 1161 Gret loos hath Largesse and gret pris, 1160
RomA 1162 For bothe [wys] folk and unwys 1160
RomA 1165 And if she hadde an enemy, 1164
RomA 1168 So large of yift and free was she. 1166
RomA 1169 Therfore she stod in love and grace 1168
RomA 1170 Of riche and pover in every place. 1168
RomA 1172 That bothe riche and nygard is. 1170
RomA 1179 And whoso wole have freendis heere, 1178
RomA 1186 Silver and gold that yeven is. 1184
RomA 1189 Wel fourmed was hir face and cleer, 1188
RomA 1190 And opened hadde she hir coler, 1188
RomA 1194 And certys, it myssat hir nought, 1192
RomA 1197 Largesse, that worthy was and wys, 1196
RomA 1200 And that was he that bar the ensaigne 1198
RomA 1201 Of worship and the gounfanoun. 1200
RomA 1202 And yit he is of sich renoun 1200
RomA 1204 Byfore barouns, erles, and kynges. 1202
RomA 1208 Thorough his vertu and his maistrie; 1206
RomA 1209 And for the love of his lemman 1208
RomA 1211 And next hym daunced dame Fraunchise, 1210
RomA 1216 For it was gentyl and tretys, 1214
RomA 1217 With eyen gladde, and browes bente. 1216
RomA 1219 And she was symple as dowve on tree. 1218
RomA 1223 And if a man were in distresse, 1222
RomA 1224 And for hir love in hevynesse, 1222
RomA 1226 She was so amiable and free. 1224
RomA 1232 And she hadde on a sukkenye, 1230
RomA 1245 And swete was she that it ber. 1244
RomA 1248 But faire he was and of good highte, 1246
RomA 1251 And next that daunced Curtesye, 1250
RomA 1252 That preised was of lowe and hye, 1250
RomA 1258 But wys and war and vertuous, 1256
RomA 1258 But wys and war and vertuous, 1256
RomA 1259 Of fair speche and of fair answere. 1258
RomA 1262 Clere broun she was, and therto bright 1260
RomA 1267 And by hir wente a knyght dauncyng, 1266
RomA 1268 That worthy was and wel spekyng, 1266
RomA 1269 And ful wel koude he don honour. 1268
RomA 1270 The knyght was fair and styf in stour, 1268
RomA 1271 And in armure a semely man, 1270
RomA 1272 And wel biloved of his lemman. 1270
RomA 1276 Told yow the shap and apparayle; 1274
RomA 1280 Undide and let me passen in. 1278
RomA 1281 And after daunced, as I gesse, 1280
RomA 1284 With herte wylde and thought volage. 1282
RomA 1287 But oonly lust and jolyte; 1286
RomA 1301 And he was right of sich an age 1300
RomA 1302 As Youthe his leef, and sich corage. 1300
RomA 1304 And also other that with hem were, 1302
RomA 1306 Ful hende folk and wys and free, 1304
RomA 1306 Ful hende folk and wys and free, 1304
RomA 1307 And folk of faire port, truely, 1306
RomA 1311 Thanne hadde I will to gon and see 1310
RomA 1313 And loken on these faire loreres, 1312
RomA 1314 On pyntrees, cedres, and oliveris. 1312
RomA 1328 And in that gardyn gan I goo, 1326
RomA 1335 And he full soone [it] sette an-ende, 1334
RomA 1336 And at a braid he gan it bende, 1334
RomA 1337 And tok hym of his arowes fyve, 1336
RomA 1338 Full sharp and redy for to dryve. 1336
RomA 1345 Wente up and doun full many a wey, 1344
RomA 1346 And he me folwed fast alwey, 1344
RomA 1350 Right evene and square in compassing: 1348
RomA 1355 There were, and that wot I full well, 1354
RomA 1359 And trees there were, gret foisoun, 1358
RomA 1363 And alemandres gret plente, 1362
RomA 1364 Fyges, and many a date-tree 1362
RomA 1366 Thorough the gardyn in length and brede. 1364
RomA 1368 As clowe-gelofre and lycorice, 1366
RomA 1369 Gyngevre and greyn de parys, 1368
RomA 1370 Canell and setewale of prys, 1368
RomA 1371 And many a spice delitable 1370
RomA 1373 And many homly trees ther were 1372
RomA 1374 That peches, coynes, and apples beere, 1372
RomA 1377 Notes, aleys, and bolas, 1376
RomA 1379 With many high lorer and pyn 1378
RomA 1381 With cipres and with olyveres, 1380
RomA 1383 There were elmes grete and stronge, 1382
RomA 1385 Fyn ew, popler, and lyndes faire, 1384
RomA 1386 And othere trees full many a payre. 1384
RomA 1394 But they were hye and great also, 1392
RomA 1395 And for to kepe out wel the sonne, 1394
RomA 1397 And every braunche in other knet 1396
RomA 1398 And ful of grene leves set, 1396
RomA 1401 There myght men does and roes se, 1400
RomA 1402 And of squyrels ful great plente 1400
RomA 1406 Of sondrie colours and maners, 1404
RomA 1407 And maden many a tourneying 1406
RomA 1411 And fayr in shadowe was every welle. 1410
RomA 1418 And by the stremes overal elles, 1416
RomA 1420 And softe as any veluet, 1418
RomA 1423 For the erthe was ful softe and swete. 1422
RomA 1430 That bothe in somer and wynter be. 1428
RomA 1432 And fressh pervynke, riche of hewe, 1430
RomA 1433 And floures yelowe, white, and rede 1432
RomA 1433 And floures yelowe, white, and rede 1432
RomA 1435 Ful gay was al the ground, and queynt, 1434
RomA 1436 And poudred, as men had it peynt, 1434
RomA 1437 With many a fressh and sondri flour, 1436
RomA 1445 I went on right hond and on left 1444
RomA 1449 And thus while I wente in my play, 1448
RomA 1455 And so befyl, I rested me 1454
RomA 1462 And springyng in a marble ston 1460
RomA 1465 And on the border, al withoute, 1464
RomA 1471 And in his net gan hym so strayne, 1470
RomA 1472 And dyd him so to wepe and playne, 1470
RomA 1472 And dyd him so to wepe and playne, 1470
RomA 1476 And gan for hym such payne endure 1474
RomA 1482 So feirs and daungerous was he 1480
RomA 1485 And whanne she herde hym werne [her] soo, 1484
RomA 1487 And took it in so gret dispit, 1486
RomA 1494 For love, and ben so hoot for woo, 1492
RomA 1496 And that he shulde feele in every veyne 1494
RomA 1500 Therfore God held it ferme and stable. 1498
RomA 1507 And was for thurst in gret distresse 1506
RomA 1508 Of heet and of his werynesse 1506
RomA 1513 To drynke, and fresshe hym wel withalle. 1512
RomA 1514 And doun on knees he gan to falle, 1512
RomA 1515 And forth his heed and necke he straughte 1514
RomA 1515 And forth his heed and necke he straughte 1514
RomA 1517 And in the water anoon was seene 1516
RomA 1519 And he therof was all abasshed. 1518
RomA 1524 Of daunger and of pride also, 1522
RomA 1533 And that he was so faste caught 1532
RomA 1536 And diede withynne a lytel space. 1534
RomA 1537 And thus his warisoun he took 1536
RomA 1554 And doun I loutede for to see 1552
RomA 1556 And eke the gravell, which that shoon 1554
RomA 1560 The water is evere fresh and newe, 1558
RomA 1564 For moiste so thikke and wel likyng 1562
RomA 1569 In thilke freshe and faire welle. 1566
RomA 1575 And that the heete descendid is, 1572
RomA 1578 Blew, yelow, and red, that fresh and newe is. 1576
RomA 1578 Blew, yelow, and red, that fresh and newe is. 1576
RomA 1581 Bothe flour and tree and leves grene 1578
RomA 1581 Bothe flour and tree and leves grene 1578
RomA 1582 And all the yerd in it is seene. 1580
RomA 1583 And for to don you to undirstonde, 1580
RomA 1595 And if he turne, he may right well 1592
RomA 1603 Saw all his face fair and bright, 1600
RomA 1611 Ben soone caught heere and awayted; 1608
RomA 1622 These damoysels and bachelers. 1620
RomA 1625 And for the seed that heere was sowen, 1622
RomA 1644 The vertu and [the] strengthe of it, 1642
RomA 1653 Tho had I sich lust and envie, 1650
RomA 1655 Nolde I have left to goon and see 1652
RomA 1658 That caught hath many a man and shent, 1656
RomA 1660 And whanne I was not fer therfro, 1658
RomA 1664 And if I ne hadde endouted me 1662
RomA 1669 And smellen to it where I wente; 1666
RomA 1671 And lest it grevede or forthoughte 1668
RomA 1676 And some wel beter woxen were; 1674
RomA 1677 And some ther ben of other moysoun 1674
RomA 1679 And spedde hem faste for to sprede. 1676
RomA 1681 For brode roses and open also 1678
RomA 1698 And it hath leves wel foure paire, 1696
RomA 1702 And theron stod the knoppe upright 1700
RomB 1712 Netles, thornes, and hokede breres, 1710
RomB 1717 To pursuen and to spien me, 1714
RomB 1719 And whanne he saw hou that I 1716
RomB 1724 And in his bowe whanne it was set, 1722
RomB 1727 And shet att me so wondir smerte 1724
RomB 1729 The takel smot, and depe it wente. 1726
RomB 1730 And therwithall such cold me hente 1728
RomB 1731 That under clothes warme and softe 1728
RomB 1735 Myn herte failed and feynted ay, 1732
RomB 1736 And longe tyme a-swoone I lay. 1734
RomB 1738 And hadde witt and my felyng, 1736
RomB 1738 And hadde witt and my felyng, 1736
RomB 1739 I was all maat, and wende full well 1736
RomB 1745 The arowe, and ful fast out it plighte, 1742
RomB 1746 And in the pullyng sore I sighte. 1744
RomB 1755 I was bothe anguyssous and trouble 1752
RomB 1767 The sight oonly and the savour 1764
RomB 1771 And Love hadde gete hym, in a throwe, 1768
RomB 1773 And for to shete gan hym dresse. 1770
RomB 1775 And whanne that Love gan nygh me nere, 1772
RomB 1777 And shet at me with all his myght, 1774
RomB 1783 And therwithall I sighed eft. 1780
RomB 1787 And evermo that me was woo, 1784
RomB 1795 Aftir the herte, in wele and woo; 1792
RomB 1799 And for to make me to hym mete. 1796
RomB 1804 A-swoone I fell bothe deed and pale. 1802
RomB 1805 Long tyme I lay and stired nought, 1802
RomB 1807 And faste thanne I avysede me 1804
RomB 1813 But anguyssous and full of thought, 1810
RomB 1821 And, certis yit, for al my peyne, 1818
RomB 1823 And grounde quarels sharpe of steell, 1820
RomB 1831 And forth to gon [my] myght I sette, 1828
RomB 1832 And for the archer nolde I lette. 1830
RomB 1835 Ther were, and also thisteles thikke, 1832
RomB 1836 And breres, brymme for to prikke, 1834
RomB 1846 And also se the fresshe colour, 1844
RomB 1847 And that right gretly liked me, 1844
RomB 1852 Of sorwe and angre I was al quyt, 1850
RomB 1853 And of my woundes that I hadde thore; 1850
RomB 1856 And thennes never to passe away. 1854
RomB 1868 And sighede sore in compleynyng. 1866
RomB 1870 On me gan greven more and more. 1868
RomB 1877 And while for anger thus I wok, 1874
RomB 1879 Ful sharp it was and pugnaunt -- 1876
RomB 1880 And it was callid Faire-Semblaunt, 1878
RomB 1883 To serve his love with herte and alle, 1880
RomB 1887 To kutte and kerve, at the poynt 1884
RomB 1893 To helpe her sores, and to cure, 1890
RomB 1894 And that they may the bet endure. 1890
RomB 1899 Thourghout my woundes large and wide 1896
RomB 1901 Thorough whos vertu and whos myght 1898
RomB 1902 Myn herte joyfull was and light. 1898
RomB 1903 I hadde ben deed and al toshent, 1900
RomB 1912 And yit sich sorwe dide I fel 1908
RomB 1914 Of my woundes fresshe and newe, 1910
RomB 1919 Bothe gret anoy and eke swetnesse, 1916
RomB 1920 And joie meynt with bittirnesse. 1916
RomB 1922 In hem I felte bothe harm and good; 1918
RomB 1925 It softnede heere and prikkith there: 1922
RomB 1926 Thus ese and anger togidre were. 1922
RomB 1929 And seide to me in gret rape, 1926
RomB 1941 Com at oones, and have ydoo, 1938
RomB 1944 And I answerid ful hombly, 1940
RomB 1953 Save or spille, and also sloo. 1950
RomB 1959 Comfort and ese shull me sende; 1956
RomB 1967 And if ye lyst of me to make 1964
RomB 1969 Of herte and will, fully at gree. 1966
RomB 1970 Hoolly and pleyn Y yelde me, 1966
RomB 1976 And repente for nothyng, 1972
RomB 1979 And with that covenaunt yelde I me 1976
RomB 1983 And seide, " I love thee bothe and preise, 1980
RomB 1983 And seide, " I love thee bothe and preise, 1980
RomB 1995 And eke encresen that I may. 1992
RomB 1999 And sithe kisse thou shalt my mouth, 1996
RomB 2004 For curteis and of faire manere, 2000
RomB 2005 Well taught and ful of gentilnesse 2002
RomB 2007 And also of full high fraunchise, 2004
RomB 2009 And first of o thing warne I thee, 2006
RomB 2010 That peyne and gret adversite 2006
RomB 2011 He mot endure, and eke travaile, 2008
RomB 2014 And with thi servise to desporte, 2010
RomB 2015 Thou mayst full glad and joyfull be 2012
RomB 2017 And lord of so high renoun. 2014
RomB 2021 Gentil, curteys, meke, and fre, 2018
RomB 2023 Me to honoure, doute, and serve, 2020
RomB 2024 And also that he hym observe 2020
RomB 2025 Fro trespas and fro vilanye, 2022
RomB 2026 And hym governe in curtesie 2022
RomB 2027 With will and with entencioun. 2024
RomB 2036 And gaf hym thankes many a oon, 2032
RomB 2037 And knelide doun with hondis joynt 2034
RomB 2038 And made it in my port full queynt. 2034
RomB 2041 I hadde sich myrthe and sich likyng, 2038
RomB 2045 Of oon and other, where I have ben 2042
RomB 2049 And thorough falshed her lust achieved, 2046
RomB 2050 Wherof I repente and am agreved. 2046
RomB 2051 And I hem gete in my daunger, 2048
RomB 2068 And hol myn herte taken me fro, 2064
RomB 2071 Myn herte is youres, and myn right nought, 2068
RomB 2072 As it bihoveth, in dede and thought, 2068
RomB 2079 And if ye doute it nolde obeye, 2076
RomB 2081 And holde it with you for ostage. " 2078
RomB 2083 Quod Love, " and fully I acord. 2080
RomB 2090 And seide to me, " With this keye heere 2086
RomB 2092 For all my jowelles, loke and knette, 2088
RomB 2102 And I hadde putte hym out of doute, 2098
RomB 2104 Youre lust and plesaunce to fulfille. 2100
RomB 2116 And high of degre I wol thee make, 2112
RomB 2121 Abid and suffre thy distresse; 2118
RomB 2125 And if thi trouthe to me thou kepe, 2122
RomB 2127 To cure thy woundes and make hem clene, 2124
RomB 2132 For to complysshen and fulfille 2128
RomB 2133 My comaundementis, day and nyght, 2130
RomB 2138 And I shall kepe hem, if I may; 2134
RomB 2140 And if so be I wot hem nought, 2136
RomB 2146 Anoon, as ye shall here and see, 2142
RomB 2157 And poynte it as the resoun is 2154
RomB 2164 Maad of newe and lusty thyng; 2160
RomB 2169 And undo the signifiance 2166
RomB 2178 Fals, and trespasse ageynes me. 2174
RomB 2179 I curse and blame generaly 2176
RomB 2182 And by his dedis a cherl is seyn. 2178
RomB 2184 Frendshipe, love, and all bounte. 2180
RomB 2192 And in his port nought outrageous, 2188
RomB 2208 Hated bothe of olde and ying. 2204
RomB 2212 Of word dispitous and cruell. 2208
RomB 2213 Wherfore be wise and aqueyntable, 2210
RomB 2214 Goodly of word, and resonable 2210
RomB 2215 Bothe to lesse and eke to mare. 2212
RomB 2216 And whanne thou comest there men are, 2212
RomB 2219 And if it fall that of hem som 2216
RomB 2229 And alle wymmen serve and preise, 2226
RomB 2229 And alle wymmen serve and preise, 2226
RomB 2230 And to thy power her honour reise; 2226
RomB 2231 And if that ony myssaiere 2228
RomB 2233 Blame hym, and bidde hym holde hym stille. 2230
RomB 2234 And [set] thy myght and all thy wille 2230
RomB 2234 And [set] thy myght and all thy wille 2230
RomB 2235 Wymmen and ladies for to please, 2232
RomB 2236 And to do thyng that may hem ese, 2232
RomB 2240 For thou maist bothe perceyve and fel 2236
RomB 2241 That pride is bothe foly and synne, 2238
RomB 2242 And he that pride hath hym withynne 2238
RomB 2247 And he that loveth, trewely, 2244
RomB 2250 And hym disgysen in queyntise. 2246
RomB 2256 Of robe and eke of garnement, 2252
RomB 2259 And loke alwey that they be shape -- 2256
RomB 2263 Poyntis and sleves be well sittand, 2260
RomB 2264 Right and streght on the hand. 2260
RomB 2265 Of shon and bootes, newe and faire, 2262
RomB 2265 Of shon and bootes, newe and faire, 2262
RomB 2267 And that they sitte so fetisly 2264
RomB 2272 Of silk; and alwey with good chere 2268
RomB 2274 And if thou have nought, spende the lesse. 2270
RomB 2281 And let no filthe upon thee bee. 2278
RomB 2284 And kembe thyn heed right jolily. 2280
RomB 2290 Glad and mery for to be, 2286
RomB 2291 And be as joyfull as thou can; 2288
RomB 2296 Is meynd with swete and bitternesse. 2292
RomB 2310 For therof cometh good loos and pris. 2306
RomB 2317 And if thi voice be faire and cler, 2314
RomB 2317 And if thi voice be faire and cler, 2314
RomB 2322 To harpe and gitterne, daunce and play, 2318
RomB 2322 To harpe and gitterne, daunce and play, 2318
RomB 2323 For if he can wel foote and daunce, 2320
RomB 2326 Songes and complayntes that thou make, 2322
RomB 2332 In his yiftes more large and fre 2328
RomB 2339 Yaff hool his herte in will and thought, 2336
RomB 2340 And to hymsilf kepith right nought, 2336
RomB 2345 Al the sentence by and by, 2342
RomB 2352 He mot be curteis, and voide of pride, 2348
RomB 2353 Mery, and full of jolite, 2350
RomB 2354 And of largesse alosed be. 2350
RomB 2359 And thenke upon thi myrthis swete, 2356
RomB 2361 " And for thou trewe to love shalt be, 2358
RomB 2362 I wole, and comaunde thee, 2358
RomB 2365 Of trecherie and sikernesse; 2362
RomB 2372 And lat it nevere thannys flette. 2368
RomB 2375 Therfore yeve it hool and quyt, 2372
RomB 2376 And thou shalt have the more merit. 2372
RomB 2378 The bounte and the thank is doon; 2374
RomB 2382 And make thi yift debonairly, 2378
RomB 2390 Which harde and hevy ben withalle. 2386
RomB 2396 And go forth sool, and make thy mone. 2392
RomB 2396 And go forth sool, and make thy mone. 2392
RomB 2398 But whylom cold and whilom hat, 2394
RomB 2399 Now reed as rose, now yelowe and fade. 2396
RomB 2414 And after syghen more and more. 2410
RomB 2414 And after syghen more and more. 2410
RomB 2424 And I abyde al sol in wo, 2420
RomB 2426 And with myne eyen se right nought. 2422
RomB 2432 But gon and visyten without delay 2428
RomB 2443 And wastest in vayn thi passage. 2440
RomB 2446 And homward pensyf thou dost retorne. 2442
RomB 2449 Sighes and pleyntes with newe woo, 2446
RomB 2454 That ofte thou wolt goon and assay 2450
RomB 2479 And yitt forsothe, for all thin hete, 2476
RomB 2480 Though thou for love swelte and swete, 2476
RomB 2483 And though thou go, yitt must thee nede 2480
RomB 2486 And holde thisilf biguyled ill 2482
RomB 2490 And eke repreve of cowardise, 2486
RomB 2495 And durst not auntre thee to saye 2492
RomB 2503 Thus shalt thou morne and eke compleyn, 2500
RomB 2504 And gete enchesoun to goon ageyn 2500
RomB 2507 And never, for fals suspeccioun, 2504
RomB 2518 And also in thyn ageyn-comyng, 2514
RomB 2523 And if so be it happe thee 2520
RomB 2527 And eke thy blod shal al toquake, 2524
RomB 2529 But word and wit, with chere full pale, 2526
RomB 2531 And if thou maist so fer forth wynne 2528
RomB 2533 And woldist seyn thre thingis or mo, 2530
RomB 2542 And seyn another in her spekyng. 2538
RomB 2543 And whanne thi speche is eendid all, 2540
RomB 2549 This is the stryf and eke the affray, 2546
RomB 2550 And the batell that lastith ay. 2546
RomB 2553 And whanne the nyght is comen, anoon 2550
RomB 2560 And turne full ofte on every side, 2556
RomB 2561 Now dounward groff and now upright, 2558
RomB 2562 And walowe in woo the longe nyght. 2558
RomB 2566 Of hir shap and hir semblaunce, 2562
RomB 2568 And wite thou wel, withoute were, 2564
RomB 2574 And dreme of joye, all but in vayne, 2570
RomB 2575 And thee deliten of right nought, 2572
RomB 2577 That is so swete and delitable, 2574
RomB 2580 Thanne shalt thou sighe and wepe faste, 2576
RomB 2581 And say, `Dere God, what thing is this? 2578
RomB 2583 Which was full swete and apparent; 2580
RomB 2601 Hit is but foly and wrong wenyng 2598
RomB 2603 And whoso askith folily, 2600
RomB 2605 And I ne wot what I may say, 2602
RomB 2608 And full gret joye of lasse thing. 2604
RomB 2610 Without and more, me oonys kysse, 2606
RomB 2620 For to stynte my woo and moone, 2616
RomB 2633 I wolde it dawed, and were now day, 2630
RomB 2634 And that the nyght were went away; 2630
RomB 2638 And chace the derknesse of the nyght, 2634
RomB 2642 Withoute rest, in peyne and woo. 2638
RomB 2645 And thus enduryng shalt thou ly, 2642
RomB 2646 And ryse on morwe up erly 2642
RomB 2647 Out of thy bedde, and harneyse thee, 2644
RomB 2654 And thenkith but lytel upon thee. 2650
RomB 2657 And waite without in woo and peyn, 2654
RomB 2657 And waite without in woo and peyn, 2654
RomB 2658 Full yvel a-coold, in wynd and reyn. 2654
RomB 2662 Thanne shalt thou stoupe and lay to ere, 2658
RomB 2667 To aske grace, and thee bimene, 2664
RomB 2673 And loke, for love of that relyk, 2670
RomB 2677 And holde that in full gret deynte. 2674
RomB 2678 And for that no man shal thee see 2674
RomB 2681 Such comyng and such goyng, 2678
RomB 2682 Such hevynesse and such wakyng, 2678
RomB 2684 Under her clothes pale and lene. 2680
RomB 2699 Yeve hir yiftes, and get hir grace, 2696
RomB 2701 That she thee worthy holde and free, 2698
RomB 2702 Thi lady, and all that may thee see. 2698
RomB 2704 And please as mych as thou may; 2700
RomB 2708 Curteis, and wys, and well doand, 2704
RomB 2708 Curteis, and wys, and well doand, 2704
RomB 2709 And she shall preise well the mare. 2706
RomB 2711 And if such cause thou have that thee 2708
RomB 2727 In such peyne and such brennyng, 2724
RomB 2728 In sorwe and thought and such sighing, 2724
RomB 2728 In sorwe and thought and such sighing, 2724
RomB 2752 And yet ech man wolde fle the deeth, 2748
RomB 2753 And trowe thei shulde nevere escape, 2750
RomB 2756 And may not geten for to et 2752
RomB 2757 But barly breed and watir pure, 2754
RomB 2758 And lyeth in vermyn and in ordure; 2754
RomB 2758 And lyeth in vermyn and in ordure; 2754
RomB 2762 Delyvered, and come to liberte. 2758
RomB 2766 And so for lovers, in her wenyng, 2762
RomB 2770 Yeveth hem bothe will and herte 2766
RomB 2783 Hope kepith his bond, and wole abide, 2780
RomB 2788 " And I shall yeve thee eke, iwys, 2784
RomB 2798 And lyveth in distresse and in peyne, 2794
RomB 2798 And lyveth in distresse and in peyne, 2794
RomB 2802 Of comfort and of high plesaunce 2798
RomB 2809 Hir laughing eyen, persaunt and clere, 2806
RomB 2812 So swete and eke so saverous; 2808
RomB 2816 The peyne of lovers and her rage. 2812
RomB 2822 And if the next thou wolt forsake, 2818
RomB 2827 To bringe hem out of woo and wer, 2824
RomB 2828 And holpe many a bachiler, 2824
RomB 2829 And many a lady sent socour, 2826
RomB 2835 In herte it makith hem glad and light, 2832
RomB 2837 And therfore now it cometh to mynde, 2834
RomB 2858 And kepe thi counsell, and well hele, 2854
RomB 2858 And kepe thi counsell, and well hele, 2854
RomB 2860 Bothe wele and woo, joye and smerte. 2856
RomB 2860 Bothe wele and woo, joye and smerte. 2856
RomB 2862 And pryvyly, bitwene yow twoo, 2858
RomB 2865 Of hir beaute and hir semblaunce 2862
RomB 2866 And of hir goodly countenaunce. 2862
RomB 2868 And aske hym counseill how thou may 2864
RomB 2872 Bothe of thi wele and of thi woo. 2868
RomB 2873 And if his herte to love be sett, 2870
RomB 2877 And what she is he loveth so, 2874
RomB 2880 Bothe tell hir renoun and hir name. 2876
RomB 2881 Thanne shall he forther, fer and ner, 2878
RomB 2882 And namely to thi lady der, 2878
RomB 2886 And kepen cloos in sikernesse. 2882
RomB 2891 And thou shalt holde thee well apayed, 2888
RomB 2895 Comyth of sight and of biholdyng, 2892
RomB 2902 Most delytable and saverous, 2898
RomB 2925 Is voided and put awey to flight. 2922
RomB 2936 Of that thou were in drede and doute; 2932
RomB 2939 And alle lovers that wole be 2936
RomB 2940 Feithfull and full of stabilite. 2936
RomB 2942 And Swete-Thought make eke abide, 2938
RomB 2943 Swete-Lokyng and Swete-Speche -- 2940
RomB 2947 And serve wel withoute feyntise, 2944
RomB 2953 And enfourmed compendiously, 2950
RomB 2955 And I alloone lefte, all sool, 2952
RomB 2956 So full of compleynt and of dool, 2952
RomB 2970 And fast I bisiede, and wolde fayn 2966
RomB 2970 And fast I bisiede, and wolde fayn 2966
RomB 2983 Of good stature and of good highte, 2980
RomB 2984 And Bialacoil forsothe he highte. 2980
RomB 2986 And he me grauntide full gladly 2982
RomB 2988 And seide: " Sir, how that yee may 2984
RomB 2991 And yee the swete savour fele. 2988
RomB 3001 And youre biheeste take at gre, 2998
RomB 3009 To se the botoun faire and swote 3006
RomB 3011 And Bialacoil me served well, 3008
RomB 3014 And so lusty hewed of colour. 3010
RomB 3020 Kovered with gras and with leves, 3016
RomB 3021 To spie and take whom that he fond 3018
RomB 3025 Of wikkid maners and yvel fame. 3022
RomB 3034 Hir moder Resoun; and thus was Shame 3030
RomB 3036 And yitt hadde Trespas never adoo 3032
RomB 3038 He was so hidous and so ugly, 3034
RomB 3042 And whanne that Shame was thus born, 3038
RomB 3045 Which, of the botouns more and las, 3042
RomB 3049 That nyght and day from hir she stal 3046
RomB 3050 Botouns and roses overal. 3046
RomB 3054 To kepe the roser fresh and grene. 3050
RomB 3057 And grauntide hir, at hir request, 3054
RomB 3060 And thus to kepe it ther were three, 3056
RomB 3066 Awayted with these three and sen. 3062
RomB 3068 So gracious and debonair, 3064
RomB 3070 And, me to plese, bad that I 3066
RomB 3075 And for he saw it liked me, 3072
RomB 3077 A leef all grene, and yaff me that, 3074
RomB 3080 And whanne I felte I was aqueynt 3076
RomB 3081 With Bialacoil, and so pryve, 3078
RomB 3085 Of Love, that tok and wounded me, 3082
RomB 3086 And seide, " Sir, so mote I thee, 3082
RomB 3091 So gret annoy and such affray, 3088
RomB 3104 For peynes gret, disese, and thought 3100
RomB 3111 My lyf, my deth, and my martire, 3108
RomB 3112 And tresour that I moost desire. " 3108
RomB 3125 And growe til it amended be, 3122
RomB 3126 And parfytly come to beaute. 3122
RomB 3129 To me it is so leef and deer. " 3126
RomB 3133 Full gret he was and blak of hewe, 3130
RomB 3134 Sturdy and hidous, whoso hym knewe; 3130
RomB 3139 And seide, " Bialacoil, telle me why 3134
RomB 3148 And he with shame wolde quyte thee. 3144
RomB 3154 Bothe ageyns resoun and right. 3150
RomB 3158 Thy slight and tresoun, every deell. " 3154
RomB 3161 So gan he threte and manace, 3156
RomB 3162 And thurgh the haye he dide me chace. 3158
RomB 3163 For feer of hym I tremblyde and quok, 3158
RomB 3165 And seide, if eft he myght me take, 3160
RomB 3167 Thanne Bialacoil is fled and mat, 3162
RomB 3168 And I, all sool, disconsolat, 3164
RomB 3169 Was left aloone in peyne and thought; 3164
RomB 3173 Was yeve to peyne and to martire; 3168
RomB 3174 And therto hadde I so gret ire, 3170
RomB 3179 Ne no man [wot], and sooth it is, 3174
RomB 3184 A quarter of my woo and peyn. 3180
RomB 3190 Til that me saugh so mad and mat 3186
RomB 3199 Hir eyen twoo were cleer and light 3194
RomB 3201 And on hir heed she hadde a crowne. 3196
RomB 3212 And yaff hir sith sich avauntage 3208
RomB 3213 That she hath myght and seignorie 3208
RomB 3217 And while I stod thus derk and pale, 3212
RomB 3217 And while I stod thus derk and pale, 3212
RomB 3220 Foly and childhood wol thee sheend, 3216
RomB 3226 Bar the keye and was maistresse, 3222
RomB 3228 With hir, and haddest aqueyntaunce. 3224
RomB 3230 First softe, and aftir noious; 3226
RomB 3237 And be wel ware to take nomore 3232
RomB 3240 And though a yong man in ony wise 3236
RomB 3241 Trespace among, and do foly, 3236
RomB 3244 And eke I counseile thee, iwys, 3240
RomB 3247 And thee in herte tourmented soo. 3242
RomB 3253 " And yitt of Daunger cometh no blame, 3248
RomB 3257 And Wikked-Tunge is with these two, 3252
RomB 3281 And in the possessioun 3276
RomB 3284 And but in hap is the getyng; 3280
RomB 3294 And to leve of is gret maistry. 3290
RomB 3300 To daunte thyn herte, and eke thee caste, 3296
RomB 3330 And love trewe, to save my name. 3326
RomB 3341 My counsell and my pryvete, 3336
RomB 3345 Trewe and siker, curteys and hend, 3340
RomB 3345 Trewe and siker, curteys and hend, 3340
RomB 3346 And he was called by name a Freend -- 3342
RomB 3349 And to hym all my woo I tolde; 3344
RomB 3352 And made my compleynt on Daunger, 3348
RomB 3354 And to me-ward contrarious, 3350
RomB 3358 Withynne the gardeyn walke and pley, 3354
RomB 3360 And I, bilefte aloone in woo, 3356
RomB 3366 Bitwene the hay and the roser. 3362
RomB 3372 And how he is feers of his cheer, 3368
RomB 3380 Been, for service and obeysshyng. 3376
RomB 3385 And hote hym wel, here to plese, 3380
RomB 3391 And eke allegged of my torment; 3386
RomB 3401 And in his hond a gret burdoun. 3396
RomB 3403 Ful meke of port and symple of chere, 3398
RomB 3404 And seide, " Sir, I am comen heere 3400
RomB 3409 With all my myght, bothe loude and stille, 3404
RomB 3419 " I you require and pray that ye 3414
RomB 3420 Of me have mercy and pitee, 3416
RomB 3431 And ye may not letten me, 3426
RomB 3433 And I shall loven, sithen that I will, 3428
RomB 3435 And yit ne wold I, for all Fraunce, 3430
RomB 3453 Unto my freend, and tolde hym all, 3448
RomB 3461 Suffre, I rede, and no boost make, 3456
RomB 3463 By sufferaunce and wordis softe 3458
RomB 3470 And thanne anoon full sodeynly 3466
RomB 3471 I tok my leve, and streight I went 3466
RomB 3475 And Daunger tok kep if that I 3470
RomB 3485 I compleyned and sighed sore, 3480
RomB 3486 And langwisshed evermore, 3482
RomB 3494 And yit he, full of vylanye, 3490
RomB 3495 Of disdeyn, and cruelte, 3490
RomB 3498 Though I wepe alwey, and me compleyne. 3494
RomB 3499 And while I was in this torment, 3494
RomB 3501 Fraunchise, and with hir Pite. 3496
RomB 3505 And helpe in worde and in dede, 3500
RomB 3505 And helpe in worde and in dede, 3500
RomB 3521 And Love in no wise wolde consente 3516
RomB 3535 And ben youre suget at youre will, 3530
RomB 3538 Than hym that is bothe proud and stout. 3534
RomB 3545 Bothe ire and also felonye 3540
RomB 3546 Venquyssheth, and also malencolye. 3542
RomB 3548 This cruelte and wikkidnesse. 3544
RomB 3560 And if ye harme hym, ye don amys. 3556
RomB 3574 And haveth pite upon his peyn; 3570
RomB 3575 For Fraunchise wole, and I, Pite, 3570
RomB 3577 And sith that she and I accorde, 3572
RomB 3577 And sith that she and I accorde, 3572
RomB 3579 For I you pray and eke moneste 3574
RomB 3581 For he is hard and fell of thought, 3576
RomB 3592 Fraunchise, and seide full curteisly, 3588
RomB 3594 Unto this lover, and daungerous, 3590
RomB 3599 Shape ye to paye him, and to please, 3594
RomB 3602 Daunger is daunted and brought lowe 3598
RomB 3603 Through help of me and of Pyte. 3598
RomB 3614 And goodly, as aforn dyd he; 3610
RomB 3615 And by the hond, withouten doute, 3610
RomB 3624 With al his payne and besynesse, 3620
RomB 3628 Was greatter woxen and more high, 3624
RomB 3629 Fressh, roddy, and fayr of hewe, 3624
RomB 3631 And whan I hadde it longe sen, 3626
RomB 3637 For it covert was and close, 3632
RomB 3638 Bothe with the leves and with the rose. 3634
RomB 3639 The stalke was even and grene upright, 3634
RomB 3641 And wel the better, withoute wene, 3636
RomB 3656 He wolde me yeve leysar and space, 3652
RomB 3679 The beste and most avenaunt, 3674
RomB 3680 And ernest of the remenaunt. " 3676
RomB 3690 Tyl grapes be rype, and wel afyn 3686
RomB 3692 And drawen out of the pressure. 3688
RomB 3695 Aftir the kis, in peyne and woo, 3690
RomB 3701 Whos myght is knowe fer and wide, 3696
RomB 3707 Wherof the flawme and hoote fir 3702
RomB 3709 Of love brought, and sore het, 3704
RomB 3710 And in hir servise her hertes set. 3706
RomB 3713 Bi hir atyr so bright and shen 3708
RomB 3714 Men myght perceyve well and sen 3710
RomB 3725 And to hym shortly, in a clause, 3720
RomB 3728 Unto this lover and deynous, 3724
RomB 3733 And hath beaute, wherthrough [he] is 3728
RomB 3735 How he is semely, biholde and see, 3730
RomB 3737 How he is swoote and debonair, 3732
RomB 3738 Of age yong, lusty, and fair. 3734
RomB 3743 His breth is also good and swete, 3738
RomB 3744 And eke his lippis rody, and mete 3740
RomB 3744 And eke his lippis rody, and mete 3740
RomB 3745 Oonly to pleyen and to kisse. 3740
RomB 3747 His teth arn also white and clene; 3742
RomB 3759 And to the Rose anoon wente I, 3754
RomB 3760 And kisside it full feithfully. 3756
RomB 3762 Whanne the savour soft and lythe 3758
RomB 3764 And me alegged of my sore, 3760
RomB 3765 So was I full of joye and blisse. 3760
RomB 3767 It was so swoote and saverous. 3762
RomB 3769 That I [ne] mote glad and joly be, 3764
RomB 3772 I suffre noy and moche peyne. 3768
RomB 3775 Overwhelme and turne also, 3770
RomB 3778 Mot folowe and chaunge as the moone. 3774
RomB 3785 Now he hurteth, and now he cureth. 3780
RomB 3788 How Shame gan medle and take hede 3784
RomB 3790 And how the stronge wall was maad, 3786
RomB 3791 And the castell of brede and lengthe, 3786
RomB 3791 And the castell of brede and lengthe, 3786
RomB 3794 And for nothyng ne will I lette, 3790
RomB 3801 Worst, and addith more somdell 3796
RomB 3804 Espiyng me erly and late, 3800
RomB 3806 Of Bialacoil and me ifeere. 3802
RomB 3812 His tunge was fyled sharp and squar, 3808
RomB 3813 Poignaunt, and right kervyng, 3808
RomB 3814 And wonder bitter in spekyng. 3810
RomB 3817 Bitwene Bialacoil and me 3812
RomB 3818 Was yvel aquayntaunce and pryve. 3814
RomB 3839 And faste loken in a tour, 3834
RomB 3843 Whanne thou hast lost bothe drede and feere, 3838
RomB 3846 To kepe thee and chastise, 3842
RomB 3847 And for to helpen Chastite 3842
RomB 3857 And whanne I saugh he hadde soo, 3852
RomB 3859 I was astoned, and knew no red, 3854
RomB 3863 Humble of hir port, and made it symple, 3858
RomB 3870 And seide, " Sire, ne leveth nought 3866
RomB 3872 Which is so glad to feyne and lye. 3868
RomB 3880 And false lesynges on hem leye. 3876
RomB 3892 Good of aqueyntaunce and pryve. 3888
RomB 3894 But mirthe and pley and all gladnesse; 3890
RomB 3894 But mirthe and pley and all gladnesse; 3890
RomB 3896 Soleyn folk, and envyous; 3892
RomB 3898 Wol ever glad and joyfull be 3894
RomB 3907 To kepe, bothe lowde and stille, 3902
RomB 3915 Whos myght growith nyght and day 3910
RomB 3916 Bothe in cloistre and in abbey. 3912
RomB 3919 Close bothe roses and roser. 3914
RomB 3923 Sorowfull, and repente me. 3918
RomB 3925 Unclosid; and yit I drede sore, 3920
RomB 3938 And come to wayte me vilonye, 3934
RomB 3939 For, in good feith and in trouthe, 3934
RomB 3952 Aforn, and founde in hym good chere, 3948
RomB 3954 And with her trowandyse to blende. 3950
RomB 3958 And with that word came Drede avaunt, 3954
RomB 3959 Which was abasshed and in gret fere, 3954
RomB 3966 Bothe Drede and she ful sore quok, 3962
RomB 3968 And to his cosyn Shame seide: 3964
RomB 3972 And the sclaundre of us twoo. 3968
RomB 3977 We han ben, and many a day; 3972
RomB 3978 For many an Aprill and many a May 3974
RomB 3981 Of mystrust and suspecioun, 3976
RomB 3984 And late us shewe hym openly 3980
RomB 3999 To Daunger, Shame and Drede anoon 3994
RomB 4005 He slombred, and a nappe he tok, 4000
RomB 4007 And grete manace on hym gan make. 4002
RomB 4022 And stop sone and delyverly 4018
RomB 4022 And stop sone and delyverly 4018
RomB 4027 Yf Bialacoil be sweete and free, 4022
RomB 4028 Dogged and fell thou shuldist be, 4024
RomB 4029 Froward and outrageous, ywis; 4024
RomB 4039 Let thi werkis fer and ner 4034
RomB 4043 And seide, " Daunger, I drede me 4038
RomB 4051 And chased awey with gret manace 4046
RomB 4053 And swereth shortly that he shall 4048
RomB 4055 And all is for thi wikkednesse, 4050
RomB 4060 Thou shalt forthenke and sore rewe. " 4056
RomB 4063 And hidous chere; as man in rage 4058
RomB 4089 And if I it eny man graunt, 4084
RomB 4092 And hente a burdoun in his hond. 4088
RomB 4102 More wondirfull and more dyvers, 4098
RomB 4103 And feller eke than evere he was. 4098
RomB 4112 Full ofte a day sen and biholde. 4108
RomB 4113 And whanne I thenke upon the kiss, 4108
RomB 4114 And how myche joye and bliss 4110
RomB 4114 And how myche joye and bliss 4110
RomB 4116 For want of it I grone and grete. 4112
RomB 4119 And now I woot that I mot goo 4114
RomB 4124 I touched nose, mouth, and face; 4120
RomB 4127 That onys I touche may and kisse, 4122
RomB 4132 Long wacche on nyghtis, and no slepinge, 4128
RomB 4133 Thought in wisshing, torment and woo, 4128
RomB 4134 With many a turnyng to and froo, 4130
RomB 4137 From paradys, and wel the more 4132
RomB 4138 My turment greveth. more and more 4134
RomB 4141 And Wikkid-Tunge, thurgh his falshede, 4136
RomB 4142 Causeth all my woo and drede. 4138
RomB 4151 And first, the roses for to kep, 4146
RomB 4153 Right wondir large, and also brood; 4148
RomB 4157 And right gret thikkenesse eke it bar. 4152
RomB 4160 It was all liche longe and wid. 4156
RomB 4163 And rounde enviroun eke were set 4158
RomB 4164 Ful many a riche and fair touret. 4160
RomB 4167 And everich hadde, withoute fable, 4162
RomB 4169 To kepe of enemyes, and to greve, 4164
RomB 4171 And eke amydde this purprise 4166
RomB 4174 Large and wid, and of gret myght. 4170
RomB 4174 Large and wid, and of gret myght. 4170
RomB 4179 Of quykke lym, persant and egre, 4174
RomB 4187 So that bitwixt that and the tour 4182
RomB 4190 And eke withynne the castell were 4186
RomB 4191 Spryngoldes, gunnes, bows, and archers; 4186
RomB 4192 And eke above, atte corners, 4188
RomB 4195 And in the kernels, heere and there, 4190
RomB 4195 And in the kernels, heere and there, 4190
RomB 4200 With wall batayled large and brad, 4196
RomB 4201 For men and hors shulde not atteyne 4196
RomB 4205 With walles rounde and diche dep, 4200
RomB 4207 And Daunger, erly and late, 4202
RomB 4207 And Daunger, erly and late, 4202
RomB 4210 And he hadde with hym atte leest 4206
RomB 4223 Erly on morowe and also late, 4218
RomB 4224 Strongly to shette and barre the gate. 4220
RomB 4232 And eke a shadowe, if she it see. 4228
RomB 4237 And also to the tother three 4232
RomB 4241 For to blowe and make sown 4236
RomB 4243 And walken oft upon the wall, 4238
RomB 4244 Corners and wikettis overall 4240
RomB 4245 Full narwe serchen and espie; 4240
RomB 4248 And distoned from melodie, 4244
RomB 4249 Controve he wolde, and foule fayle, 4244
RomB 4252 And in his musyk -- with myschaunce! -- 4248
RomB 4258 That she nyl laughe and mery be 4254
RomB 4269 Withoute desert and causeles; 4264
RomB 4272 That waketh bothe eve and morwe, 4268
RomB 4279 And made aboute a garisoun, 4274
RomB 4284 And for to do hym more grevaunce, 4280
RomB 4290 And of his pleyes tok hir part; 4286
RomB 4292 She knew ech wrench and every gise 4288
RomB 4293 Of love, and every wile; 4288
RomB 4296 That evere he lyveth in woo and drede. 4292
RomB 4297 He kepte hym koy and eke pryve, 4292
RomB 4301 And aftir this, whanne Jelousie 4296
RomB 4303 And shette hym up that was so fre, 4298
RomB 4317 Full moche dool and moone I made. 4312
RomB 4325 And me a newe bargeyn leere, 4320
RomB 4331 And hath joie of the newe spryng, 4326
RomB 4333 And is also fair and fresh of flour, 4328
RomB 4333 And is also fair and fresh of flour, 4328
RomB 4337 And make it to fade and falle, 4332
RomB 4337 And make it to fade and falle, 4332
RomB 4338 The stalke, the greyn, and floures alle, 4334
RomB 4342 For hope and travaile sikerly 4338
RomB 4354 That chaungeth ofte, and nyl contune, 4350
RomB 4356 And glowmbe on hem another while. 4352
RomB 4362 And whirle adown, and overturne 4358
RomB 4362 And whirle adown, and overturne 4358
RomB 4366 Thurgh change and revolucioun! 4362
RomB 4370 For all my joye and all myn hele 4366
RomB 4371 Was in hym and in the Rose, 4366
RomB 4380 And suffre not that it daunted be; 4376
RomB 4384 And make thy body unto hym loute, 4380
RomB 4386 Stedefast and nought pliaunt. 4382
RomB 4395 And in this wise sotilly 4390
RomB 4396 Worche, and wynne the maistry. 4392
RomB 4415 And traitours, that arn envyous, 4410
RomB 4420 And with her corde thee to drawe 4416
RomB 4427 And if that thou foryete me, 4422
RomB 4436 Ungracious and unworthy. 4432
RomB 4441 But what and she my baalis beete, 4436
RomB 4442 And be to me curteis and sweete? 4438
RomB 4442 And be to me curteis and sweete? 4438
RomB 4445 And makith hem with woo to deele. 4440
RomB 4448 And failen aftir outrely. 4444
RomB 4451 Hangeth upon hir, and trusteth faste, 4446
RomB 4475 And heeste certeyn, in no wise, 4470
RomB 4477 Whanne heest and deede a-sundry varie, 4472
RomB 4479 Thus am I possed up and doun 4474
RomB 4480 With dool, thought, and confusioun; 4476
RomB 4482 Daunger and Shame me encumbre, 4478
RomB 4483 Drede also, and Jelousie, 4478
RomB 4484 And Wikked-Tunge, full of envie, 4480
RomB 4485 Of whiche the sharpe and cruel ire 4480
RomB 4493 And yit moreover, wurst of alle, 4488
RomB 4496 Frownyng and yelowe in hir visage, 4492
RomB 4497 Which in awayt lyth day and nyght, 4492
RomB 4506 And Sweete-Speche helpith right nought. 4502
RomB 4512 To gon at large and to be free. 4508
RomB 4517 He may not out, and that is wrong, 4512
RomB 4535 I was a fool, and she me leeved, 4530
RomB 4542 And trowed that Dame Resoun seid. 4538
RomB 4543 Resoun hadde bothe skile and ryght, 4538
RomB 4547 And shulde I repente? Nay, parde! 4542
RomB 4558 To kisse the Rose, faire and swet. 4554
RomB 4567 Ther is not ellys but suffre and thynke, 4562
RomB 4568 And waken whanne I shulde wynke; 4564
RomB 4578 And high maister eke thee make, 4574
RomB 4581 These were his wordis, by and by; 4576
RomB 4590 And how it cometh, I can not see. 4586
RomB 4596 For lyf and deth, withouten wen, 4592
RomB 4598 He may me doo bothe wynne and leese. 4594
RomB 4599 And sith so sore he doth me greve, 4594
RomB 4610 And make in haste my testament, 4606
RomB 4616 In compleynt and in cruel rage, 4612
RomB 4617 And I not where to fynde a leche 4612
RomB 4621 Discret and wis and full plesaunt, 4616
RomB 4621 Discret and wis and full plesaunt, 4616
RomB 4622 And of hir port full avenaunt. 4618
RomB 4645 Obeysaunce and eke homage. 4640
RomB 4663 And maister of sich seignorie. " 4658
RomB 4666 And wente his wey, I nyste where, 4662
RomB 4667 And I abood, bounde in balaunce. " 4662
RomB 4670 Gynnyng and eende, sith that thou 4666
RomB 4671 Art so anguisshous and mate, 4666
RomB 4681 And I his man, maad with myn hond, 4676
RomB 4687 And shewe thee, withouten fable, 4682
RomB 4690 And knowe withouten experience, 4686
RomB 4700 So long be knet and not unbounde. 4696
RomB 4708 And full of hope, it is wanhope; 4704
RomB 4709 Wis woodnesse, and wod resoun; 4704
RomB 4714 Disagreable and gracious. 4710
RomB 4716 And accordaunce to discorde. 4712
RomB 4721 It is sike hele and hool seknesse, 4716
RomB 4723 And helthe full of maladie, 4718
RomB 4724 And charite full of envie, 4720
RomB 4725 And hunger full of habundaunce, 4720
RomB 4726 And a gredy suffisaunce; 4722
RomB 4728 And drerihed full of gladnesse; 4724
RomB 4729 Bitter swetnesse and swete errour, 4724
RomB 4732 And pardoun spotted withoute [with] synne. 4728
RomB 4734 And felonye right pitous; 4730
RomB 4736 And stedefast [stat], right mevable; 4732
RomB 4738 And feblenesse full of myght; 4734
RomB 4740 And joie full of turmentrie; 4736
RomB 4742 Reste that traveyleth nyght and day; 4738
RomB 4744 And a soroufull paradys; 4740
RomB 4745 A pleasant gayl and esy prisoun, 4740
RomB 4746 And, full of froste, somer sesoun; 4742
RomB 4748 And May devoide of al delit, 4744
RomB 4750 And newe fruyt, fillid with wynter tene. 4746
RomB 4755 And eke as wel be amourettes 4750
RomB 4768 Whom Genius cursith, man and wyf, 4764
RomB 4772 And wole not by my counsel flen. 4768
RomB 4776 Love greveth hem and shendith soo. 4772
RomB 4779 And make al hool thi sorwe to slake, 4774
RomB 4784 Folowe it, and folowen shal it thee. " 4780
RomB 4794 To me so contrarie and so fer 4790
RomB 4796 And yit I can it all par cuer. 4792
RomB 4799 And depe greven it is so tendir 4794
RomB 4801 And rede it over comunely; 4796
RomB 4804 And lak and preise it, bothe twoo, 4800
RomB 4804 And lak and preise it, bothe twoo, 4800
RomB 4808 And wilfully I wolde it ler. " 4804
RomB 4809 Raisoun " If love be serched wel and sought, 4804
RomB 4811 Annexed and knet bitwixe tweyne, 4806
RomB 4812 Which male and female, with oo cheyne, 4808
RomB 4817 For to kissen and enbrace, 4812
RomB 4818 And at her lust them to solace. 4814
RomB 4820 But setteth her herte and all her thought 4816
RomB 4828 And somme have also this manere, 4824
RomB 4834 And swern hem othes utterly, 4830
RomB 4835 With many a lesyng and many a fable, 4830
RomB 4836 And all they fynden deceyvable. 4832
RomB 4837 And whanne they han her lust geten, 4832
RomB 4843 And namely, where they ne may 4838
RomB 4853 And to sustene, if he myght, 4848
RomB 4854 And kepe forth, by Kyndes right, 4850
RomB 4855 His owne lyknesse and semblable; 4850
RomB 4857 And faile shulde successioun, 4852
RomB 4867 And of that deede be not erk, 4862
RomB 4875 The which fortened crece and eke 4870
RomB 4877 And thrall hemsilf, they be so nyce, 4872
RomB 4881 And of all yvell the racyne, 4876
RomB 4886 Though he be croked and unweelde, 4880
RomB 4887 And more of commendacioun 4882
RomB 4889 For youthe set bothe man and wyf 4884
RomB 4890 In all perell of soule and lyf; 4884
RomB 4891 And perell is, but men have grace, 4886
RomB 4899 And makith hym love yvell company, 4894
RomB 4900 And lede his lyf disrewlily, 4894
RomB 4901 And halt hym payed with noon estat. 4896
RomB 4903 He chaungith purpos and entent, 4898
RomB 4904 And yalt [him] into som covent, 4898
RomB 4906 And lesith fredom and fraunchise, 4900
RomB 4906 And lesith fredom and fraunchise, 4900
RomB 4913 And eke abide thilke day 4908
RomB 4914 To leve his abit, and gon his way, 4908
RomB 4915 And lesith his worshipp and his name, 4910
RomB 4915 And lesith his worshipp and his name, 4910
RomB 4916 And dar not come ageyn for shame; 4910
RomB 4926 In unthrift and in ribaudie, 4920
RomB 4927 In leccherie and in outrage, 4922
RomB 4934 Bothe mannys body and his thought, 4928
RomB 4937 And of nought elles taketh hede 4932
RomB 4939 Into disport and wyldenesse, 4934
RomB 4947 And many a foly therynne wrought. 4942
RomB 4951 In perell, and in myche woo, 4946
RomB 4952 And made hem ofte amys to do, 4946
RomB 4953 And suen yvell companye, 4948
RomB 4954 Riot and avouterie. 4948
RomB 4956 From sich foly, and refreyne, 4950
RomB 4957 And sette men by her ordinaunce 4952
RomB 4958 In good reule and in governaunce. 4952
RomB 4966 Ne dye whanne he is yong and bold. 4960
RomB 4967 And Eelde merveilith right gretly, 4962
RomB 4985 And Youthe is redy evermore 4980
RomB 4987 Unto Delit, and hym to yive 4982
RomB 4990 Shortly, and no while dwelle, 4984
RomB 4994 With hir Labour and Travaile 4988
RomB 4995 Logged ben, with Sorwe and Woo, 4990
RomB 4997 Peyne and Distresse, Syknesse and Ire, 4992
RomB 4997 Peyne and Distresse, Syknesse and Ire, 4992
RomB 4998 And Malencoly, that angry sire, 4992
RomB 5000 Gronyng and Grucchyng, hir herbejours. 4994
RomB 5001 The day and nyght, hir to turmente, 4996
RomB 5003 And tellen hir, erliche and late, 4998
RomB 5003 And tellen hir, erliche and late, 4998
RomB 5012 And the present that not abit, 5006
RomB 5013 And of hir olde vanite, 5008
RomB 5019 And at the laste so hir governe 5014
RomB 5022 In vanite to droune and wade. 5016
RomB 5028 Who list to have joie and mirth also 5022
RomB 5034 And yit full many on I se 5028
RomB 5036 That desire and wolde fayn 5030
RomB 5038 And not coveite to go with childe. 5032
RomB 5039 And if with child they be, perchaunce, 5034
RomB 5046 That haunte this werk, bothe high and lawe, 5040
RomB 5061 And laugheth on hym, and makith hym feeste. 5056
RomB 5061 And laugheth on hym, and makith hym feeste. 5056
RomB 5068 That she, for solas and for pley, 5062
RomB 5073 And she of hirs may hym, certeyn, 5068
RomB 5075 And joyne her hertes togidre so 5070
RomB 5076 In love, and take and yeve also. 5070
RomB 5076 In love, and take and yeve also. 5070
RomB 5080 And don al that they han ado, 5074
RomB 5081 As curteis shulde and debonaire, 5076
RomB 5082 And in her love beren hem faire, 5076
RomB 5083 Withoute vice, bothe he and she, 5078
RomB 5087 And that her love, in ony wise, 5082
RomB 5090 Of trewe herte, just, and secre, 5084
RomB 5091 And not of such as sette her thought 5086
RomB 5092 To have her lust and ellis nought -- 5086
RomB 5098 For to gete and have the Rose, 5092
RomB 5099 Which makith [thee] so mat and wood 5094
RomB 5102 But evere abidist in sorwe and werre, 5096
RomB 5104 It makith thee bothe pale and lene; 5098
RomB 5113 In gret myscheef and sorwe sonken 5108
RomB 5117 And spent thy youthe in ydilnesse, 5112
RomB 5118 In waste and wofull lustynesse. 5112
RomB 5125 And if thou scape yit, atte laste, 5120
RomB 5127 Knytt and bounden in his las, 5122
RomB 5130 Have lost and spent also in veyn, 5124
RomB 5132 Body and soule, good and tresour, 5126
RomB 5132 Body and soule, good and tresour, 5126
RomB 5133 Wit and strengthe, and eke richesse, 5128
RomB 5133 Wit and strengthe, and eke richesse, 5128
RomB 5135 L'amant Thus taught and preched hath 5130
RomB 5139 And yitt ne seide she never a del 5134
RomB 5145 And holdith myn herte undir his sel 5140
RomB 5146 As trust and trew as ony stel; 5140
RomB 5157 " Dame, and is it youre wille algate 5152
RomB 5164 Lyven, and voide love away 5158
RomB 5169 And if I hate men of-newe 5164
RomB 5195 For som love leful is and good -- 5190
RomB 5197 And bringith thee in many a fit, 5192
RomB 5198 And ravysshith fro thee al thi wit, 5192
RomB 5199 It is so merveilous and queynt; 5194
RomB 5206 Whanne wille and goodis ben in comune; 5200
RomB 5214 And wisely hele bothe word and dede; 5208
RomB 5214 And wisely hele bothe word and dede; 5208
RomB 5218 Seyn to his freend, and spare nought, 5212
RomB 5224 That trewe and parfit weren in love. 5218
RomB 5226 But if he be so ferme and stable 5220
RomB 5229 Bothe pore and riche, in oo state. 5224
RomB 5235 Is sold and bought to deere, iwys, 5230
RomB 5239 And man that worthy is of name 5234
RomB 5243 He hath gret thought and dredeth ay 5238
RomB 5248 That trusty is and trewe as ston, 5242
RomB 5249 And assaied hym at all, 5244
RomB 5250 And founde hym stedefast as a wall, 5244
RomB 5251 And of his freendshipp be certeyn, 5246
RomB 5252 He shal hym shewe bothe joye and peyn, 5246
RomB 5253 And all that [he] dar thynke or sey, 5248
RomB 5260 In every counsell and secre. 5254
RomB 5265 And fooles can not holde her tunge; 5260
RomB 5269 And socoure hym, whanne he hath neede, 5264
RomB 5271 And gladder [be] that he hym plesith, 5266
RomB 5273 And if he do not his requeste, 5268
RomB 5279 Joy and woo they shull depart, 5274
RomB 5280 And take evenly ech his part. 5274
RomB 5282 And comfort [him] what that he may; 5276
RomB 5283 And of his blisse parte shal he, 5278
RomB 5285 " And whilom of this amyte 5280
RomB 5289 And he goodly shulde it fulfille, 5284
RomB 5291 And otherwise not graunte therto, 5286
RomB 5297 And hyndren hym of his renoun, 5292
RomB 5308 And leve the tother everydel. 5302
RomB 5310 The tothir fooles blent and shendith. 5304
RomB 5319 All in wynnyng and in profit 5314
RomB 5324 It wole faile and quenche anoon; 5318
RomB 5330 Is fals, and bit not in no tyde. 5324
RomB 5334 And take eclips, right as the moone, 5328
RomB 5337 The sonne and hir, as it may fall, 5332
RomB 5340 And hir hornes to shewe derke, 5334
RomB 5342 Of Phebus fully, and the sight; 5336
RomB 5348 Now is faire, and now obscure, 5342
RomB 5350 And whilom dym, and whilom clere. 5344
RomB 5350 And whilom dym, and whilom clere. 5344
RomB 5352 With mantel and wedis blake 5346
RomB 5359 And whanne it failith he wol flit, 5354
RomB 5360 And as she groweth, so groweth it. 5354
RomB 5363 And namely tho that sparand ben, 5358
RomB 5372 His good is loved, and he right nought. 5366
RomB 5380 And knowe hymsilf, he is not wys. 5374
RomB 5387 That he wole hide it ay and spare, 5382
RomB 5391 And til a wikked deth hym take. 5386
RomB 5393 And late alle his lymes asondre ryve, 5388
RomB 5404 And han oure sermoun of hir nomen, 5398
RomB 5409 As it is writen, and is soth, 5404
RomB 5411 The froward Fortune and contraire 5406
RomB 5412 Than the swote and debonaire. 5406
RomB 5413 And if thee thynke it is doutable, 5408
RomB 5415 For the debonaire and softe 5410
RomB 5416 Falsith and bigilith ofte; 5410
RomB 5418 And mylken as doth a norys, 5412
RomB 5419 And of hir goode to hem deles, 5414
RomB 5420 And yeveth hem part of her joweles, 5414
RomB 5421 With gret richeses and dignite; 5416
RomB 5422 And hem she hoteth stabilite 5416
RomB 5424 But chaungynge ay and variable; 5418
RomB 5425 And fedith hem with glorie veyn, 5420
RomB 5426 And worldly blisse noncerteyn. 5420
RomB 5429 And in so stable stat withalle, 5424
RomB 5431 And whanne they sette so highe be, 5426
RomB 5437 In every perell and myschaunce, 5432
RomB 5439 Bothe of catell and of good; 5434
RomB 5440 And also for to spende her blood, 5434
RomB 5441 And all her membris for to spille, 5436
RomB 5444 And hoten hem her full servise, 5438
RomB 5447 Herte and all so hool they yive, 5442
RomB 5452 And han therof a rejoysyng, 5446
RomB 5453 And trowe hem as the Evangile; 5448
RomB 5454 And it is all falsheede and gile, 5448
RomB 5454 And it is all falsheede and gile, 5448
RomB 5457 And ben of good and catell bare; 5452
RomB 5457 And ben of good and catell bare; 5452
RomB 5466 And norishith hem in ignoraunce. 5460
RomB 5467 " But froward Fortune and pervers, 5462
RomB 5469 And maketh hem to tumble doun 5464
RomB 5471 And from her richesse doth hem fle, 5466
RomB 5472 And plongeth hem in poverte, 5466
RomB 5474 And leieth a plastre dolorous 5468
RomB 5477 But with poverte and indigence, 5472
RomB 5483 Thus kan she maken high and lowe, 5478
RomB 5486 Freend of affect and freend of chere, 5480
RomB 5487 And which in love weren trewe and stable, 5482
RomB 5487 And which in love weren trewe and stable, 5482
RomB 5488 And whiche also weren variable, 5482
RomB 5497 And yit they wole not leve hem so, 5492
RomB 5499 They calle hem `wrecche,' scorne, and blame, 5494
RomB 5500 And of her myshappe hem diffame; 5494
RomB 5501 And namely siche as in richesse 5496
RomB 5504 And weren of hym socoured ofte, 5498
RomB 5505 And most yholpe in all her neede. 5500
RomB 5510 And synge, `Go, farewel, feldefare.' 5504
RomB 5518 Thei wolen hem socoure and defende, 5512
RomB 5519 And chaunge for softe ne for sore; 5514
RomB 5524 For pride and ire lese it he may, 5518
RomB 5525 And for reprove by nycete, 5520
RomB 5526 And discovering of privite, 5520
RomB 5531 And for nought ellis wole he fle, 5526
RomB 5533 And certeyn, he is wel bigon, 5528
RomB 5539 Of hym that loveth trew and well. 5534
RomB 5543 And Fortune myshappyng 5538
RomB 5546 And casteth hem out of balaunce, 5540
RomB 5555 Than is myche richesse and tresour. 5550
RomB 5556 For more doth profit and valour 5550
RomB 5557 Poverte and such adversite 5552
RomB 5560 And the tother ignoraunce. 5554
RomB 5561 " And thus in poverte is in dede 5556
RomB 5564 And trewe also, what wey they fare. 5558
RomB 5568 Hert, and body, and servise. 5562
RomB 5568 Hert, and body, and servise. 5562
RomB 5573 And he hadde thanne perceyved it; 5568
RomB 5582 And nothyng in habundaunce; 5576
RomB 5587 Lyveth more at ese, and more is riche, 5582
RomB 5589 And in his berne hath, soth to seyn, 5584
RomB 5592 And have of gold many besaunt. 5586
RomB 5594 And in the kepyng drede also, 5588
RomB 5595 And set evermore his bisynesse 5590
RomB 5596 For to encrese, and not to lesse, 5590
RomB 5597 For to aument and multiply. 5592
RomB 5598 And though on hepis it lye hym by, 5592
RomB 5606 Mete, and drynke, and esy food, 5600
RomB 5606 Mete, and drynke, and esy food, 5600
RomB 5607 Upon his travel and lyvyng, 5602
RomB 5608 And also suffisaunt clothyng. 5602
RomB 5610 And loth. mete and drynke withalle, 5604
RomB 5610 And loth. mete and drynke withalle, 5604
RomB 5623 " And though it falle, as it may be, 5618
RomB 5632 And for he nyl be importune 5626
RomB 5641 And taketh the world as it wolde be; 5636
RomB 5655 And leven al humanite, 5650
RomB 5656 And purely lyve in deite.' 5650
RomB 5660 That may these clerkis seyn and see 5654
RomB 5669 And not desireth more to have 5664
RomB 5674 And many a ribaud is mery and baud, 5668
RomB 5674 And many a ribaud is mery and baud, 5668
RomB 5675 That swynkith, and berith, bothe day and nyght, 5670
RomB 5675 That swynkith, and berith, bothe day and nyght, 5670
RomB 5679 They laugh and daunce, trippe and synge, 5674
RomB 5679 They laugh and daunce, trippe and synge, 5674
RomB 5680 And ley not up for her lyvynge, 5674
RomB 5685 To swynke and traveile he not feynith, 5680
RomB 5695 But evermore pore and indigent, 5690
RomB 5696 Scarce and gredy in his entent. 5690
RomB 5704 Wherfore to geten more and more 5698
RomB 5705 He set his herte and his desir; 5700
RomB 5715 And the angwisshe and distresse 5710
RomB 5715 And the angwisshe and distresse 5710
RomB 5717 She fightith with hym ay, and stryveth, 5712
RomB 5721 Phisiciens and advocates 5716
RomB 5724 And haunte her craft for gret getyng. 5718
RomB 5730 And though they die, they sette not a lek. 5724
RomB 5734 Ye, two hundred, in flesh and bonys, 5728
RomB 5735 And yit two thousand, as I gesse, 5730
RomB 5738 But for lucre and coveitise. 5732
RomB 5741 And sithen it goth fro fy to sy: 5736
RomB 5747 Worshipes, honour, and richesse. 5742
RomB 5752 And toward God have no memorie, 5746
RomB 5754 And to her soules deth purchace, 5748
RomB 5755 And outward shewen holynesse, 5750
RomB 5758 They deceyve other and hemselve. 5752
RomB 5770 And speke of hem that in her toures 5764
RomB 5771 Hepe up hir gold, and faste shette, 5766
RomB 5772 And sore theron her herte sette. 5766
RomB 5775 And in her bagges sore it bynde, 5770
RomB 5776 Out of the sonne and of the wynde. 5770
RomB 5779 For hunger die, and for cold quake. 5774
RomB 5782 And thus in gadring ay travaylith. 5776
RomB 5784 And drede hem holdith in distresse 5778
RomB 5787 With sorwe they bothe dye and lyve, 5782
RomB 5789 And in defaute of love it is, 5784
RomB 5792 Loveden and were loved ageyn, 5786
RomB 5793 And good love regned overall, 5788
RomB 5797 And lyve withoute false usure, 5792
RomB 5798 For charite full clene and pure. 5792
RomB 5806 But for wynnyng and for prow; 5800
RomB 5807 And love is thralled in servage, 5802
RomC 5814 And dyversely they seide hir wille; 5808
RomC 5816 And her accord to Love recorded. 5810
RomC 5825 And blameth youre emprise, iwys, 5820
RomC 5826 And from oure hoost departed is, 5820
RomC 5830 And therfore she wole hate hym evere. 5824
RomC 5838 And spak full faire in his praiyng; 5832
RomC 5845 And whanne Richesse us this recorded, 5840
RomC 5847 " And we fynde in oure accordaunce 5842
RomC 5848 That Fals-Semblant and Abstinaunce, 5842
RomC 5853 And with hem Curtesie and Largesse, 5848
RomC 5853 And with hem Curtesie and Largesse, 5848
RomC 5857 Thanne shal Delit and Wel-Heelynge 5852
RomC 5859 With all her oost, erly and late, 5854
RomC 5862 Assayle, and also Sikernesse, 5856
RomC 5865 " Fraunchise shall fight, and eke Pite, 5860
RomC 5878 That is my lady and my maistresse, 5872
RomC 5885 My modir is she, and of childhede 5880
RomC 5886 I bothe worshipe hir and eke drede; 5880
RomC 5889 And, natheles, yit kunne we 5884
RomC 5891 And were she nygh, she comen wolde; 5886
RomC 5897 And yit men seide it was my dede; 5892
RomC 5904 And pay therfore; than art thou quyt. 5898
RomC 5914 And wynnen on it, such hap may be; 5908
RomC 5925 Bothe his money and his chaffare; 5920
RomC 5927 The prys and profit have shall. 5922
RomC 5930 To have lordship and full maistrie, 5924
RomC 5954 And by hir fader Saturnus, 5948
RomC 5959 Now by that feith and that leaute 5954
RomC 5963 So dyverse and so many ther be 5958
RomC 5981 The castell and the tour toshake, 5976
RomC 5986 Lese all his markis and his poundis. 5980
RomC 5991 And make hym selle his lond to spende, 5986
RomC 5998 For chynche and feloun is Richesse, 5992
RomC 5999 That so can chase hem and dispise, 5994
RomC 6000 And hem defoule in sondry wise. 5994
RomC 6003 And ben, in good feith, more stable 5998
RomC 6004 And trewer and more serviable; 5998
RomC 6004 And trewer and more serviable; 5998
RomC 6005 And therfore it suffisith me 6000
RomC 6006 Her goode herte and her leaute. 6000
RomC 6008 And therfore I forgete hem nought. 6002
RomC 6018 That ye reherce, and we wote wel 6012
RomC 6020 For it is good and covenable 6014
RomC 6027 Or pyment makid fresh and newe. 6022
RomC 6039 And moeve hem eke so many requestis 6034
RomC 6041 And therto yeve hem such thankynges, 6036
RomC 6042 What with kissyng and with talkynges, 6036
RomC 6048 And we youre heestes shal fulfille. 6042
RomC 6055 And that he may dwelle, as your man, 6050
RomC 6057 This oure accord and oure wille now. " 6052
RomC 6060 Now late hym come " -- and he forth ran. 6054
RomC 6064 And hyndre hem neithir nyght ne day, 6058
RomC 6066 And eke oure enemyes that thou greve. 6060
RomC 6071 And eke a theef; sith thou were born, 6066
RomC 6079 And how men shal thee best espye, 6074
RomC 6086 I may have harm and shame bothe. 6080
RomC 6101 For they are cruel and hauteyn. 6096
RomC 6102 And this thyng wot I well, certeyn, 6096
RomC 6112 In Gile and in Ipocrisy 6106
RomC 6113 That me engendred and yaf fostryng. " 6108
RomC 6118 Quod Love, " I wole and charge thee 6112
RomC 6121 And what lyf that thou lyvest also. 6116
RomC 6124 How thou servest, and of what thyng, 6118
RomC 6126 Ben al tobeten and todrawe -- 6120
RomC 6127 And yit art thou not wont, pardee. 6122
RomC 6137 And seide hem thus in audience: 6132
RomC 6142 And, certes, in the cloistres eke. 6136
RomC 6147 And certeynly, sikerest hidyng 6142
RomC 6154 Religioun umble and trewe also, 6148
RomC 6158 That stoute ben and malicious, 6152
RomC 6160 And setten not her herte therto. 6154
RomC 6166 And if I dwelle, I feyne me. 6160
RomC 6172 And full of wiles and subtilte, 6166
RomC 6172 And full of wiles and subtilte, 6166
RomC 6174 And grete nedes kunnen espleiten, 6168
RomC 6175 And gon and gadren gret pitaunces, 6170
RomC 6175 And gon and gadren gret pitaunces, 6170
RomC 6176 And purchace hem the acqueyntaunces 6170
RomC 6178 And feyne hem pore, and hemsilf feden 6172
RomC 6178 And feyne hem pore, and hemsilf feden 6172
RomC 6180 And drinken good wyn precious, 6174
RomC 6181 And preche us povert and distresse, 6176
RomC 6181 And preche us povert and distresse, 6176
RomC 6182 And fisshen hemsilf gret richesse 6176
RomC 6193 But clene lyf and devocioun 6188
RomC 6203 I mene but gile, and folowe that; 6198
RomC 6210 So softe and so plesaunt they be. 6204
RomC 6221 And brak his tale in his spekyng, 6214
RomC 6223 And seide, " What, devel, is that I here? 6216
RomC 6234 Full many a seynt in feeld and toun, 6228
RomC 6236 Devout, and full religious, 6230
RomC 6241 That men in chirchis herie and seke, 6234
RomC 6242 Bothe maydens and these wyves eke 6236
RomC 6245 And in the same dieden they 6238
RomC 6246 That seyntes weren, and ben alwey. 6240
RomC 6249 Of whiche men rede in chirche and synge, 6242
RomC 6252 And wonnen hevene unto her hom. 6246
RomC 6255 The goode thought and the worching, 6248
RomC 6260 And wrapped a gredy wolf theryn, 6254
RomC 6264 He wolde hem wery and drinke the blood, 6258
RomC 6265 And wel the rather hem disceyve; 6258
RomC 6267 His treget and his cruelte, 6260
RomC 6281 And if God nyl don it socour, 6274
RomC 6286 And holde it of hem to have pees, 6280
RomC 6291 And al the nyght they mynen there. 6284
RomC 6304 Ofte with hem, and they with me. 6298
RomC 6305 And eke my lemman mote they serve, 6298
RomC 6313 And yit resseyveth, and shal resseyve, 6306
RomC 6313 And yit resseyveth, and shal resseyve, 6306
RomC 6320 In every shap, homly and straunge, 6312
RomC 6324 Though men me bothe myght here and see. 6316
RomC 6326 Take oon, and make another straunge. 6318
RomC 6328 Now prelat, and now chapeleyn, 6320
RomC 6329 Now prest, now clerk, and now forster; 6322
RomC 6334 And kan by herte every langage. 6326
RomC 6335 Som tyme am I hor and old; 6328
RomC 6336 Now am I yong, stout, and bold; 6328
RomC 6339 And with me folwith my loteby, 6332
RomC 6340 To don me solas and company, 6332
RomC 6350 And now a nonne, and now abbesse; 6342
RomC 6350 And now a nonne, and now abbesse; 6342
RomC 6351 And go thurgh alle regiouns, 6344
RomC 6354 I take the strawe, and lete the corn. 6346
RomC 6364 I may assoile and I may shryve, 6356
RomC 6368 But it the pope be, and no mo, 6360
RomC 6373 As I was wont, and wostow why? 6364
RomC 6376 I have the silver and the male. 6368
RomC 6377 So have I prechid, and eke shriven, 6368
RomC 6379 Thurgh her foly, husbonde and wyf, 6370
RomC 6383 " But forasmoche as man and wyf 6374
RomC 6392 Hath me assoiled, and me yiven 6384
RomC 6404 And if they don, I wole me pleyne, 6396
RomC 6417 And if thou wolt me thus constreyne 6408
RomC 6422 Shal gon and pleyne me openly 6414
RomC 6425 And he shal cheveys hym for me, 6416
RomC 6433 And, God so wys be my socour, 6424
RomC 6437 I wole forth, and to hym gon, 6428
RomC 6438 And he shal housel me anoon. 6430
RomC 6442 His paroch-prest, and to me taketh. 6434
RomC 6443 And if the prest wole hym refuse, 6434
RomC 6445 And hym punysshe and hampre so 6436
RomC 6445 And hym punysshe and hampre so 6436
RomC 6452 And this ageyns holy scripture, 6444
RomC 6460 And why? It is for they ne may. 6452
RomC 6465 And if that prelates grucchen it, 6456
RomC 6470 Ye, bothe her mytre and her croce. 6462
RomC 6471 Thus jape I hem, and have do longe, 6462
RomC 6476 But for to make hym glad and fawe, 6468
RomC 6479 Telle forth, and shame thee never a del; 6470
RomC 6483 " Thou gost and prechest poverte. " 6474
RomC 6487 My paunche of good mete and wyn, 6478
RomC 6497 For hungre crie, and eke for care, 6488
RomC 6499 They ben so pore and ful of pyne, 6490
RomC 6508 Wolde I visite and drawe ner; 6500
RomC 6509 Hym wole I comforte and rehete, 6500
RomC 6511 And if that wikkid deth hym have, 6502
RomC 6513 And if ther ony reprove me, 6504
RomC 6516 I sey, and swere hym ful rape, 6508
RomC 6519 And han of counsel more mister, 6510
RomC 6520 And therfore I wole drawe hem ner. 6512
RomC 6525 For richesse and mendicitees 6516
RomC 6534 Fro richesse and mendicite; 6526
RomC 6539 And hym that begging wole ay greve, 6530
RomC 6545 And namely in oure Cristen lay, 6536
RomC 6551 And right thus was men wont to teche, 6542
RomC 6552 And in this wise wolde it preche 6544
RomC 6555 " And if men wolde ther-geyn appose 6546
RomC 6556 The nakid text, and lete the glose, 6548
RomC 6562 And cure of soules hadden heere, 6554
RomC 6566 And with travel, and ellis nought, 6558
RomC 6566 And with travel, and ellis nought, 6558
RomC 6568 And lyveden forth in her penaunce, 6560
RomC 6569 And the remenaunt yave awey 6560
RomC 6573 A myghty man, that can and may, 6564
RomC 6574 Shulde with his hond and body alway 6566
RomC 6578 And God to serven curious. 6570
RomC 6590 And God to serven curious, 6582
RomC 6592 With propre hondis and body also, 6584
RomC 6596 And with his swynk have sustenaunce, 6588
RomC 6600 And usith it ay besily 6592
RomC 6607 To gon and purchasen her nede. 6598
RomC 6609 And slepe, and eke do other thing; 6600
RomC 6609 And slepe, and eke do other thing; 6600
RomC 6639 Lame, feble, wery, and bare, 6630
RomC 6645 And if ye such a truaunt fynde, 6636
RomC 6648 And, if ye fillen in her laas, 6640
RomC 6653 And witeth wel that [ther] God bad 6644
RomC 6655 And folowe hym, and to pore it yive, 6646
RomC 6655 And folowe hym, and to pore it yive, 6646
RomC 6660 And folwe hym in goode dedis. 6652
RomC 6663 And wynnen her lyflode in that wise, 6654
RomC 6664 And hem defended truandise, 6656
RomC 6665 And seide, `Wirketh with youre honden.' 6656
RomC 6675 And, for he hym encombrith so, 6666
RomC 6678 They lese the yift and the meryte. 6670
RomC 6684 Clothes to wryen hym, and his mete. " 6676
RomC 6687 And wole but oonly bidde his bedis 6678
RomC 6689 May he do so? " " Ye, sir. " " And how? " 6680
RomC 6693 As Templers and Hospitelers, 6684
RomC 6694 And as these Chanouns Regulers, 6684
RomC 6697 And take therof his sustenyng, 6688
RomC 6701 And yit full many a monk laboureth, 6692
RomC 6704 They rede and synge in chirche anon. 6694
RomC 6705 " And for ther hath ben gret discord, 6696
RomC 6713 And yit, percas, I may abeye 6704
RomC 6718 And nought desireth ignorence, 6708
RomC 6732 And suffren hym also that he 6722
RomC 6733 May gon aboute and begge his breed, 6724
RomC 6736 And strengthe also, and desiryng 6726
RomC 6736 And strengthe also, and desiryng 6726
RomC 6750 And it defenden as he may, 6740
RomC 6756 And gete hym clothes, mete, and drynke, 6746
RomC 6756 And gete hym clothes, mete, and drynke, 6746
RomC 6758 And not with hondis espirituell. 6748
RomC 6759 " In al thise caas, and in semblables, 6750
RomC 6762 And ellis nought, in no manere, 6752
RomC 6764 And ofte wolde dispute and teche 6754
RomC 6764 And ofte wolde dispute and teche 6754
RomC 6767 And, also God my soule blesse, 6758
RomC 6770 And of the puple, as semeth me. 6760
RomC 6774 For I wole speke, and telle it thee, 6764
RomC 6775 Al shulde I dye, and be putt doun, 6766
RomC 6785 He made a book, and lete it write, 6776
RomC 6787 And wolde ich reneyed begging, 6776
RomC 6788 And lyved by my traveylyng, 6778
RomC 6793 And have wel lever, soth to seye, 6782
RomC 6794 Bifore the puple patre and preye, 6784
RomC 6795 And wrie me in my foxerie 6784
RomC 6804 And truly on her owne lyven, 6794
RomC 6805 And hem in goodnesse ay contene, 6794
RomC 6810 And silver eke in garners, 6800
RomC 6811 Taylagiers, and these monyours, 6800
RomC 6815 And they as wolves wole hem eten. 6804
RomC 6819 And wrien hemsilf wel atte fulle; 6808
RomC 6823 Robbe bothe robbed and robbours 6812
RomC 6824 And gile giled and gilours. 6814
RomC 6824 And gile giled and gilours. 6814
RomC 6825 By my treget I gadre and threste 6814
RomC 6829 And my delites I fulfille 6818
RomC 6831 And tables full of entremees. 6820
RomC 6832 I wole no lyf but ese and pees, 6822
RomC 6833 And wynne gold to spende also. 6822
RomC 6844 In brede and lengthe boldely 6834
RomC 6845 I wole bothe preche and eke counceilen. 6834
RomC 6859 But emperesses and duchesses, 6848
RomC 6860 Thise queenes, and eke countesses, 6850
RomC 6861 Thise abbessis, and eke bygyns, 6850
RomC 6863 These joly knyghtis and baillyves, 6852
RomC 6864 Thise nonnes, and thise burgeis wyves, 6854
RomC 6865 That riche ben and eke plesyng, 6854
RomC 6866 And thise maidens welfaryng, 6856
RomC 6869 And, for her soules savete, 6858
RomC 6870 At lord and lady, and her meyne, 6860
RomC 6870 At lord and lady, and her meyne, 6860
RomC 6873 And make hem trowe, bothe meest and leest, 6862
RomC 6873 And make hem trowe, bothe meest and leest, 6862
RomC 6875 Ayens me and my companye, 6864
RomC 6881 And they wolen also tellen me; 6870
RomC 6883 And for to make yow hem perceyven, 6872
RomC 6893 `Sitte Scribes and Pharisen;' 6882
RomC 6900 And they wolde bynde on folk alwey, 6890
RomC 6905 " And why wole they not touche it? " " Why? 6894
RomC 6909 And if they do ought that good be, 6898
RomC 6912 And make her hemmes wide alwey, 6902
RomC 6913 And loven setes at the table, 6902
RomC 6914 The firste and most honourable; 6904
RomC 6915 And for to han the first chaieris 6904
RomC 6917 And willen that folk hem loute and grete, 6906
RomC 6917 And willen that folk hem loute and grete, 6906
RomC 6919 And wolen be cleped `maister' also. 6908
RomC 6926 And we wole werrey hem, as oon. 6916
RomC 6928 And congecte hou to don hym falle. 6918
RomC 6929 And if we seen hym wynne honour, 6918
RomC 6934 And for to maken hym doun to go, 6924
RomC 6936 And don hym leese his goode name. 6926
RomC 6938 And thus his freendis foes we make; 6928
RomC 6953 And tellen folk, whereso we go, 6942
RomC 6955 And for to have of men preysyng, 6944
RomC 6961 And alwey pore we us feyne; 6950
RomC 6966 And gladly my purpos is this: 6956
RomC 6968 Have gold and tresour gret plente. 6958
RomC 6972 I make pees and mariages, 6962
RomC 6974 And many tymes procuratour; 6964
RomC 6977 And many tymes I make enquestes -- 6966
RomC 6981 And if that ye have ought to do 6970
RomC 6992 And of no wight no teching take; 6982
RomC 6996 All desertes and holtes hore, 6986
RomC 6997 And grete wodes everichon, 6986
RomC 6999 I queth hym quyt and hym relesse 6988
RomC 7002 Fro citees and goode tounes. 6992
RomC 7003 My paleis and myn hous make I 6992
RomC 7005 And sey that I the world forsake, 6994
RomC 7006 But al amydde I bilde and make 6996
RomC 7007 My hous, and swimme and pley therynne, 6996
RomC 7007 My hous, and swimme and pley therynne, 6996
RomC 7012 And lyven in such wikkednesse. 7002
RomC 7014 Fulle of goodnesse and of pitee, 7004
RomC 7015 And inward we, withouten fable, 7004
RomC 7017 We enviroune bothe lond and se; 7006
RomC 7020 Of folkis good, and her lyvyng. 7010
RomC 7026 Wolde lene his gold, and take usure, 7016
RomC 7040 With tendre gees and with capons, 7030
RomC 7042 With deynte flawnes brode and flat, 7032
RomC 7051 With whiche men shal hym bynde and lede, 7040
RomC 7053 That men shull here hym crie and rore 7042
RomC 7054 A myle-wey aboute, and more; 7044
RomC 7059 But, and he couth. thurgh his sleight, 7048
RomC 7064 Wrought with squyre and scantilon, 7054
RomC 7067 And thanne that he wolde updresse 7056
RomC 7068 Engyns, bothe more and lesse, 7058
RomC 7075 And if [he have] noon sich pitaunces, 7064
RomC 7077 And late lyes and fallaces, 7066
RomC 7077 And late lyes and fallaces, 7066
RomC 7080 Of synne and of his wrecchidnesse, 7070
RomC 7081 And don his loos so wide renne, 7070
RomC 7089 And ne hadde the goode kepyng be 7078
RomC 7097 A thousand and two hundred yeer, 7086
RomC 7098 Fyve and fifty, ferther ne neer, 7086
RomC 7116 That troublere is, and chaungith soone, 7104
RomC 7117 And the note-kernell the shelle 7104
RomC 7122 And to her title they token Crist. 7110
RomC 7123 And many a such comparisoun, 7110
RomC 7128 Gan for to braide and taken kep; 7116
RomC 7129 And at the noys the heed upcaste, 7116
RomC 7131 But up it stert, and armes tok 7118
RomC 7134 And to the juge the book to take. 7122
RomC 7138 But thenne it kept, and kepen will, 7126
RomC 7157 And what man that wole not be so, 7144
RomC 7160 And thurgh oure gile don hym seise, 7148
RomC 7161 And hym on sharpe speris ryve, 7148
RomC 7169 The menyng of the bark and rynde, 7156
RomC 7173 And the seculers comprehende, 7160
RomC 7175 And shulde it kepen and mayntenen 7162
RomC 7175 And shulde it kepen and mayntenen 7162
RomC 7177 And falsly to the puple techen. 7164
RomC 7178 And John bitokeneth hem that prechen 7166
RomC 7186 And hem to Jesus Crist reverte. 7174
RomC 7191 And all with Antecrist they holden, 7178
RomC 7193 And thanne comaunden they to sleen 7180
RomC 7196 And, God toforn, for strif to fight, 7184
RomC 7199 And evere holde, and so mayntene, 7186
RomC 7199 And evere holde, and so mayntene, 7186
RomC 7203 And thilke lawe shal not stonde, 7190
RomC 7206 And ben brought to confusioun. 7194
RomC 7211 And freendis have I yit, pardee, 7198
RomC 7215 And emperisse my moder is, 7202
RomC 7217 Oure myghty lynage and oure rowte 7204
RomC 7219 And well is worthy we maistres be, 7206
RomC 7221 And can the folk so wel disceyve 7208
RomC 7223 And though they don, they dar not seye; 7210
RomC 7230 Us to correcte and accusen. 7218
RomC 7233 And therfore God shal hym punyshe. 7220
RomC 7236 And holden us for so worthy 7224
RomC 7238 And we nyl have repref of noon. 7226
RomC 7243 " And where is more wod folye 7230
RomC 7245 And love noble men and gay, 7232
RomC 7245 And love noble men and gay, 7232
RomC 7249 And that her wordis folowe her dede, 7236
RomC 7255 With sleighe and pale faces lene, 7242
RomC 7256 And greye clothis not full clene, 7244
RomC 7258 And highe shoos, knopped with dagges, 7246
RomC 7262 Shulde princes, and these lordis wise, 7250
RomC 7263 Take all her londis and her thingis, 7250
RomC 7264 Bothe werre and pees, in governyngis; 7252
RomC 7267 " And if they be not as they seme, 7254
RomC 7278 And hath to worldly glorie hym take, 7266
RomC 7279 And wole of siche delices use. 7266
RomC 7282 And wole to worldly ese go, 7270
RomC 7283 And seith that he the world hath left, 7270
RomC 7284 And gredily it grypeth eft? 7272
RomC 7294 And every wight gan laugh also, 7282
RomC 7295 And seide, " Lo, heere a man aright 7282
RomC 7300 And of ribawdis shalt be my kyng, 7288
RomC 7314 Til he be flayn, bak and side, 7302
RomC 7315 Though men hym bete and al defile. 7302
RomC 7326 Nere my councel and my red. 7314
RomC 7327 Lete hir allone, and you and me. " 7314
RomC 7327 Lete hir allone, and you and me. " 7314
RomC 7328 And Love answerde, " I truste thee 7316
RomC 7330 And Fals-Semblant, the theef, anoon, 7318
RomC 7333 Ryght blak withynne and whit withoute, 7320
RomC 7337 Quod Love, " and that full hardyly! " 7324
RomC 7340 Whanne they were armed, fers and fel, 7328
RomC 7342 And set the castel al aboute. 7330
RomC 7346 And foure batels they gan make, 7334
RomC 7347 And parted hem in foure anoon, 7334
RomC 7348 And toke her way, and forth they gon, 7336
RomC 7348 And toke her way, and forth they gon, 7336
RomC 7352 But hardy folk, and stronge in dede. 7340
RomC 7354 Of Fals-Semblant and Abstynaunce, 7342
RomC 7363 Lyke good and hooly folk unfeyned. 7350
RomC 7364 And Dame Abstinence-Streyned 7352
RomC 7366 And gan hir graithe as a Bygyne. 7354
RomC 7379 And he visited hir also, 7366
RomC 7380 And many a sermoun seide hir to; 7368
RomC 7383 And with so great devocion 7370
RomC 7394 And pale through hypocrisye; 7382
RomC 7396 But only deed and pale, ywis. 7384
RomC 7403 And a skryppe of Faynt Distresse, 7390
RomC 7405 And forth she walked sobrely. 7392
RomC 7406 And Fals-Semblant saynt, je vous die, 7394
RomC 7409 With chere symple and ful pytous. 7396
RomC 7411 Ne proud, but meke and ful pesyble. 7398
RomC 7413 And squierly forth gan he gon, 7400
RomC 7414 And, for to rest his lymmes upon, 7402
RomC 7418 A rasour sharp and wel bytynge, 7406
RomC 7424 And saw folk in the way passyng. 7412
RomC 7427 And humbly they with him mette. 7414
RomC 7429 And sythe him Fals-Semblant salued, 7416
RomC 7430 And he hem; but he not remued, 7418
RomC 7441 And if of good wyl she began, 7428
RomC 7443 And Fals-Semblant had he sayn als, 7430
RomC 7453 And of the daunce joly Robyn, 7440
RomC 7459 So ben Augustyns and Cordyleres, 7446
RomC 7460 And Carmes, and eke Sacked Freeres, 7448
RomC 7460 And Carmes, and eke Sacked Freeres, 7448
RomC 7461 And alle freres, shodde and bare 7448
RomC 7461 And alle freres, shodde and bare 7448
RomC 7462 (Though some of hem ben great and square), 7450
RomC 7478 And of tidynges telle him some, 7466
RomC 7479 And sayd hem, " What cas maketh you 7466
RomC 7483 With hertes pytous and devoute 7470
RomC 7487 And thus bothe we ben sent 7474
RomC 7489 To yeve ensample, and preche also. 7476
RomC 7492 And, sir, for that charyte, 7480
RomC 7495 And, so it shulde you nat displese, 7482
RomC 7498 And Wicked-Tonge answered agayn: 7486
RomC 7501 Say what you lyst, and I wol here. " 7488
RomC 7504 And thus began she her sentence: 7492
RomC 7506 The greatest and moste soverayn 7494
RomC 7513 And he that herkeneth it gladly, 7500
RomC 7515 " And, sir, aboven al other synne, 7502
RomC 7518 (And, sir, that was ryght yvel do) 7506
RomC 7520 And never yet this place apayred. 7508
RomC 7539 And on the folk areyseth blame, 7526
RomC 7540 And doth hem dishonour and shame, 7528
RomC 7540 And doth hem dishonour and shame, 7528
RomC 7542 But lyklynesse, and contryvyng? 7530
RomC 7545 And it is synne to controve 7532
RomC 7547 This wote ye wel, and sir, therfore 7534
RomC 7549 And nathelesse, he recketh lyte; 7536
RomC 7552 He wolde come and gon al day; 7540
RomC 7554 Now cometh he nat, and that is sene, 7542
RomC 7557 And lasse than other folk, algate. 7544
RomC 7558 And thou her watchest at the gate, 7546
RomC 7561 Thou wakest night and day for thought; 7548
RomC 7563 And Jelousye, withouten fayle, 7550
RomC 7565 And skathe is that Fayr-Welcomyng, 7552
RomC 7568 There wepeth and languyssheth he. 7556
RomC 7569 And though thou never yet, ywis, 7556
RomC 7573 And afterward in prison lye, 7560
RomC 7574 And fettre the tyl that thou dye; 7562
RomC 7581 To seye me shame, and eke reprove? 7568
RomC 7586 Two tregetours art thou and he, 7574
RomC 7588 And for my soth-sawe ye me blame. 7576
RomC 7595 And as they seide, right so tolde I, 7582
RomC 7597 Thus seide I now, and have seid yore; 7584
RomC 7601 Ryght so seide I, and wol seye yit; 7588
RomC 7603 And with my bemes I wole blowe 7590
RomC 7605 How he hath bothe comen and gon. " 7592
RomC 7615 And soth is also, sikerly 7602
RomC 7619 This man yow loveth and eke honoureth. 7606
RomC 7621 And clepith you his freend so deere: 7608
RomC 7622 And this man makith you good chere, 7610
RomC 7623 And everywhere that [he] you meteth, 7610
RomC 7624 He yow saloweth, and he you greteth. 7612
RomC 7629 And if his herte hym streyned so 7616
RomC 7641 And if they were of oon assent, 7628
RomC 7644 And sir, of o thing herkeneth me, 7632
RomC 7646 Han seid such harm and shame now, 7634
RomC 7651 But nyght and day he wolde wake 7638
RomC 7652 The castell to destroie and take, 7640
RomC 7657 For sith he myght not come and gon, 7644
RomC 7659 He myght it sone wite and see; 7646
RomC 7662 Deserved helle, and jolyly 7650
RomC 7667 And seth alwey such apparaunce 7654
RomC 7669 And seide hym, " Sir, it may wel be. 7656
RomC 7671 And, Abstinence, full wise ye seme. 7658
RomC 7675 And sey thy synne withoute more; 7662
RomC 7677 For I am prest and have pouste 7664
RomC 7681 And that hadde never yit persoun, 7668
RomC 7683 And, God wot, I have of thee 7670
RomC 7692 And longe have red. . . . 7680