Bot for men sein, and soth it is,That who that al of wisdom writIt dulleth ofte a mannes witTo him that schal it aldai rede,For thilke cause, if that ye rede,I wolde go the middel weieAnd wryte a bok betwen the tweie,Somwhat of lust, somewhat of lore.
I that in heill wes and gladness,Am trublit now with gret seiknes,And feblit with infermité;Timor mortis conturbat me.Our plesance heir is all vane glory,This fals warld is bot transitory,The flesche is brukle, the Fend is sle;Timor mortis conturbat me.william dunbar
That nicht he sleipit never ane wink, bot still did on the Ladie think.david lyndsay
That nicht he sleipit never ane wink, bot still did on the Ladie think.
Nocht is your fairnes bot ane faiding flour, Nocht is your famous laud and hie honour bot wind inflat in uther mennis eiris.Robert Henryson
It is scarcity and plenty that make the vulgar take things to be precious or worthless; they call a diamond very beautiful because it is like pure water, and then would bot exchange for one for ten barrels of water.
Na he that ay has levyt fre May nocht knaw weill the propyrte The angyr na the wrechyt dome That is couplyt to foule thyrldome, bot gyff he had assayit it. Than all perquer he suld it wyt, And suld think fredome mar to prys Than all the gold in warld that is.john barbour
Thai eyt it with full gud will That soucht na nother sals thar-till bot appetyt.john barbour
It is richt facil and eith gait, I the tell, Forto discend and pas on down to hell: The blak gettis of Pluto, and that dirk way, Standis evir oppin and patent nycht and day; bot tharfra to return agane on hyght, And heir abufe recovir this aris licht, That is difficil wark, thar lawbour lyis.
Thai eyt it with full gud will That soucht na nother sals thar-till bot appetyt.
Than upon him scho kest up baith hir Ene, And with ane blenk it come into his thocht, That he sumtime hir face befoir had sene. bot scho was in sic plye he knew hir nocht, Yit than hir luik into his mynd it brocht The sweit visage and amorous blenking Of fair Cresseid sumtyme his awin darling.