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525 My personal fifthe housbonde — Goodness his soule blesse! — My 5th spouse — God bless his spirit! — 526 Which which i took to have like, without richesse, Who We took having like, no wealth, 527 The guy som tyme are a great clerk out of Oxenford, He was previously a great clerk of Oxford, 528 And you will hadde kept scole, and you will wente at the hom to help you bord Together with left college or university, and you will arrived the home of board 529 With my gossib, dwellynge for the oure toun; Using my friend, dwelling within our city; 530 Goodness keeps hir soule! Hir label was Alisoun. Jesus has her spirit! Their own term is Alisoun. 531 She understood myn herte, and you can eek my privetee, She realized my personal heart, and also my secrets, 532 Bet than just oure parisshe preest, therefore moot We thee! 533 To engage biwreyed I my conseil al. So you’re able to their own We found most of the my personal treasures. 534 Having hadde myn housbonde pissed into a beneficial wal, To have got my better half pissed toward a wall surface, 535 Otherwise doon a good thyng you to sholde han cost their lyf, Or over a thing that must have cost his lives, 536 To engage, and also to an alternative deserving wyf, So you can her, and a separate worthy wife, 537 Also to my nece, hence which i enjoyed weel, And my personal niece, whom I liked better, 538 We wolde han toold his conseil all deel. I would features told every one of their treasures. 539 So i dide ful often, Jesus it woot, Therefore i did that often, God understands it, 540 That produced their deal with commonly reed and you may hoot One generated their deal with have a tendency to reddish and you will hot 541 For verray shame, and blamed hymself getting he To possess genuine shame, and blamed himself as the the guy 542 Got toold if you ask me very welcome a pryvetee.

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543 Thereby bifel that ones in good Lente — And therefore it simply happened that once when you look at the a spring season — 544 Frequently tymes We back at my gossyb wente, Because frequently I visited head to my buddy, 545 Getting evere yet We cherished are gay, Having I usually adored is gay, 546 As well as in order to walke for the February, Averill, and may, And to walk in February, April, and may even, 547 Fro hous in order to hous, to heere sondry talys — Regarding house to house, to listen to some bits of rumors — 548 One to age Alys, One age Alys, 549 And i also myself, to your feeldes wente. And that i myself, into the sphere ran. 550 Myn housbonde is at Londoun al that Lente; My better half is at London area all of that Springtime; 551 We hadde the bettre leyser to own to pleye, I experienced the higher possible opportunity to show your me, 552 And for to help you se, and you can eek for to-be seye And come across, also to be seen 553 Regarding lusty everyone. Just what wiste I wher my personal grace By amorous men. Exactly what performed I’m sure regarding where my personal good fortune 554 Was shapen to own as, or even in just what lay? Is destined to become, or in exactly what put? 555 Therfore I made my visitaciouns So i produced my visitations 556 To vigilies and to processiouns, To help you spiritual feasts and processions, 557 To prechyng eek, also to thise pilgrimages, To help you preaching including, also to this type of pilgrimages, 558 To help you pleyes off myracles, in order to mariages, So you’re able to plays regarding the miracles, also to marriage ceremonies, 559 And wered on my personal gaye scarlet gytes. 560 Thise wormes, ne thise motthes, ne thise mytes, These worms, nor these types of moths, nor this type of mites, 561 Abreast of my personal peril, frete hem never an effective deel; On my personal peril (We claim), chewed to them never some time; 562 And you may wostow as to why? To have these were utilized weel. And you will understand thou as to the reasons? Because they was basically well used.