My mynde to me a kingdome is Such preasent joyes therein I fynde That it excells all other blisse That earth afforde or growes by kynde Though muche I wante which moste would have Yet still my mynde forbiddes to crave.
For of fortunes sharpe adversitee The worst kynde of infortune is this, A man to han ben in prosperitee, And it remembren, whan it passed is.Geoffrey Chaucer
Wommen, of kynde, desiren libertee, And nat to been constreyned as a thral; And so doon men, if I sooth seyen shal.Geoffrey Chaucer
'Thoughwehaddeykilledthecat, yat sholdethere come another To cracchen us ans al oure kynde, though we cropen under benches.'william langland