Much better than our very own parish priest, when i may excel!
Got advised for me great a key
525 My personal fifthe housbonde — Goodness their soule blesse! — My personal fifth husband — God-bless their soul! — 526 And therefore which i grabbed getting love, without richesse, Which We took to own like, with no riches, 527 He som tyme are an excellent clerk out of Oxenford, He was previously a great clerk from Oxford, 528 And you will hadde kept scole, and wente during the hom so you’re able to bord Together with left university, and you can showed up the home of cliquer pour enquГЄter panel 529 Using my gossib, dwellynge inside oure toun; With my close friend, house inside our city; 530 Jesus provides hir soule! Hir identity is actually Alisoun. Jesus possess their own heart! Their particular name try Alisoun. 531 She understood myn herte, and you may eek my privetee, She know my center, and have my treasures, 532 Bet than simply oure parisshe preest, thus moot I thee! 533 To hire biwreyed We my personal conseil al. In order to her We found all the my personal gifts. 534 To possess hadde myn housbonde pissed towards the an effective wal, To own got my better half pissed into the a wall, 535 Otherwise doon good thyng one sholde han rates his lyf, Or over something that must have cost their lifestyle, 536 To engage, and also to an alternative worthwhile wyf, So you can their unique, in order to a separate deserving partner, 537 And also to my nece, and that that we appreciated weel, And to my personal relative, who I appreciated really, 538 We wolde han toold his conseil the deel. I might possess informed each of their treasures. 539 Therefore i dide ful often, Jesus they woot, So i performed that often, Goodness knows they, 540 One produced his face often reed and you will hoot One to made their deal with tend to reddish and you will sizzling hot 541 To have verray guilt, and you can blamed hymself to possess he To possess correct guilt, and you will charged himself since the the guy 542 Got toold in my experience therefore invited a great pryvetee.
And you will wore my personal gay scarlet robes
543 And so bifel you to of them inside the a great Lente — And therefore it happened that when within the a spring season — 544 So often tymes We back at my gossyb wente, Since frequently I decided to go to check out my personal friend, 545 Getting evere yet , I adored is gay, To possess I usually loved to-be gay, 546 And for so you can walke for the February, Averill, and may, Also to walk in February, April, that can, 547 Fro hous so you can hous, to help you heere sondry talys — Out-of house-to-house, to know some pieces of rumors — 548 You to definitely age Alys, One to e Alys, 549 And that i myself, into the feeldes wente. And i me personally, towards the industries went. 550 Myn housbonde is at Londoun al that Lente; My better half was at London all of that Spring season; 551 I hadde the fresh bettre leyser to own so you can pleye, I got the higher possible opportunity to put on display your me, 552 As well as for to se, and you can eek getting to-be seye Also to find, also to be seen 553 Regarding lusty everyone. What wiste I wher my elegance From the amorous individuals. Exactly what did I know regarding in which my fortune 554 Is actually shapen having are, or even in just what place? Is actually bound to be, or in just what lay? 555 Therfore We generated my visitaciouns So i generated my visitations 556 To vigilies and also to processiouns, To spiritual feasts and also to processions, 557 So you can prechyng eek, and to thise pilgrimages, To help you preaching plus, and also to these pilgrimages, 558 To pleyes regarding myracles, also to mariages, So you’re able to performs regarding wonders, and marriage ceremonies, 559 And you may wered upon my personal gaye bright red gytes. 560 Thise wormes, ne thise motthes, ne thise mytes, Such worms, neither such moths, neither these mites, 561 Abreast of my peril, frete hem never good deel; Abreast of my danger (I claim), chewed to them never a while; 562 And you can wostow as to why? Having these were utilized weel. And you will know thou why? While they was well used.