The Canon's Yeoman's Tale
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Wythe þis chanon dwelled haue .I. seuen ȝere /
And of his science am .I. neuer þe nere
Al þat .I. had .I. haue .I. lost þere by
And god wote so haþe mony mo þan .I.
Ther .I. was wont to be riht frissche & gay
Of cloþinge & of good arraie
Nowe may .I. were an hose vpon myn hede
And where my coloure was boþe freche & rede
Now it is wan & of a lewde hewe
Who so it vseþ sore schaƚƚ he rewe
And of my swynke ȝit blered is myne eyȝe
Lo whiche avantage is for to multepliȝe .