More Odd Texts of Chaucer's Minor Poems

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Chaucer Society, 1886 - 52 pages

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Page 35 - STEDFASTNESS. [Hatton MS. 73, leaf 119. (Bodl. Libr.).] These baladdis were send! to the kyng1. (1) Sumtyme this world! was so stedefast And stable 1 that mawnes word! was obligacioun) But now it is so fals And disceyvable that word! and dede as in conclusioun) 4 ben no thyng1 on for turned! vp so doun) Is al this world! for mede and wilfulnesse that al is lost for lak of stedefastnesse 7 (2) IT What maketh

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