The Early Fourteenth Century
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One Englyssh tunge to make thys boke, For many bene of swycheO manere That talys and rymys wyl blethlyo here.

s Yn gamys and festys and at the ale Love men to lestene trotevaleo That may faile ofte to vylanye, ° To dedly synne, or other folye. For swycheO men have Y make this ryme

10 That they may weyl dyspende here tyme And theryn sumwhat for to here To levee al swyche foul manereO And for to kunneo knowe therynne That they weneO no synne be ynne.