I kan noght parfitly my Paternoster as the preest it syngeth,But I kan rymes of Robyn Hood and Randolf Erl of Chestre.
kan, parfitly, Robyn, Hood
Als thai haf wryten and saydHaf I alle in myn Inglis layd,In symple speche as I couthe,That is lightest in mannes mouthe.I mad noght for no disours,Ne for no seggers, no harpours,Bot for the luf of symple menThat strange Inglis can not ken.
thai, haf, alle, myn, Inglis, symple, speche, lightest, mannes
Soun is noght but air ybroken, And every speche that is spoken, Loud or privee, foul or fair, In his substaunce is but air; For as flaumbe is but lighted smoke, Right so soun is air ybroke.
air, speche, spoken, Loud, foul, fair, lighted, smoke, Right
The gretteste clerkes been noght wisest men.
gretteste, clerkes, been, wisest, men