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Page 102 - Hoste sawh that the brighte sonne The arke of his artificial day hath i-ronne The fourthe part, of half an hour and more; And though he were nat depe expert in lore, He wist it was the eightetene day Of April, that is messanger to May...
Page 292 - I hadde all y-toted, And fond in a freitoure A frere on a benche, A greet chorl and a grym, Growen as a tonne, With a face so fat As a ful bleddere Blowen bretful of breth, And as a bagge honged...
Page 440 - ... bu oppnes me bin herte for to cnawe witerliche and in to reden trewe luue lettres; for ber i mai openlich seo, hu muchel bu me luuedes.
Page 338 - Poynant and scharp, and redy al his gere. His table dormant in his halle alway Stood redy covered al the longe day.
Page 1866 - The Floure and the Leafe, and The Boke of Cupide, God of Love, or The Cuckow and the Nightingale. Edited by FS Ellis.
Page 156 - Right in youre sight anoon, withouten lye, And make it as good silver and as fyn As ther is any in youre purs or myn, Or elles wher; and make it malleable ; And elles holdeth me fals and unable Amonges folk for ever to appeere. 13060 I have a pouder heer that cost me deere, Schal make al good, for it is cause of al My connyng, which that I you schewe schal.
Page 16 - And wolde no fforther a ffoot, ffor ffer of her maistris ; And some were so soleyne, and sad of her wittis, That er they come to the clos a-combred they were, That thei the conclucioun than constrewe ne couthe No burne of the benche, of borowe nother ellis, So blynde and so ballid and bare was the reson...
Page 425 - To kepe as it to him belongeth. " The thridde stone in speciall By name is cleped minerall, Which the metalles of every mine Attempreth till that they ben fine, And pureth hem by such a wey That all the vice goth awey Of rust, of stinke and of hardnesse. And whan they ben of such clennesse, This minerall, so as I finde, Transformeth all the firste kinde And maketh hem able to conceive Through his vertue and to receive Both in substaunce and in figure Of golde and silver the nature.