Of all the floures in the mede,
Than love I most these floures white and rede,
Soch that men callen daisies in our toun.
Of fortune’s sharp adversity, the worst kind of misfortune is this, that a man hath been in prosperity and it remembers when it passed is.
My mind to me a kingdom is; such present joys therein I find, that it excels all other bliss that earth affords.
Ye been oure lord, dooth with youre owene thyngRight as yow list.
Certes, they been lye to hounds, for an hound when he cometh by the roses, or by other bushes, though he may nat pisse, yet wole he heve up his leg and make a countenance to pisse.
Go, little book; God send thee good passage, and specially let this be thy prayer, unto them all that thee will read or hear, where thou art wrong, after their help to call, thee to correct in any part, or all.
Abstinence is approved of God.
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