And there had Arthure the firste syght of queene Gwenyvere, the kyngis doghter of the londe of Camylarde, and ever afftir he loved hir.
The firste vertue, sone, if thou wilt lere, Is to restreine and kepen wel thy tonge.Geoffrey Chaucer
For he owre englishe gilte with his sawes, Rude and boistous firste be olde dawes, That was ful fer from al perfeccioun And but of litel reputacioun Til that he cam, and thorugh his poetrie, Gan oure tonge firste to magnifie And adourne it with his eloquence: To whom honour, laude and reuerence.john lydgate
This noble ensample to his sheepe he gaf, That firste he wroughte and afterward he taughte.Geoffrey Chaucer
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