Bot for men sein, and soth it is, That who that al of wisdom writ It dulleth ofte a mannes wit To him that schal it aldai rede, For thilke cause, if that ye rede, I wolde go the middel weie And wryte a bok betwen the tweie, Somwhat of lust, somewhat of lore.
If there's a hole in a' your coats,I rede you tent it;A chield's aman you takin' notes,And faith he'll prent it.Robert Burns
Of all the floures in the mede, Than love I most these floures white and rede, Soch that men callen daisies in our toun.Geoffrey Chaucer
Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven, Whiles, like a puff'd and reckless libertine, Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads, And recks not his own rede.william shakespeare
That of all the floures in the mede, Thanne love I most these floures white and rede, Suche as men callen daysyes in her toune.Geoffrey Chaucer
And as for me, though than I konne but lyte, On bokes for to rede I me delyte, And to hem yeve I feyth and ful credence, And in myn herte have hem in reverence So hertely, that ther is game noon. That fro my bokes maketh me to goon, But yt be seldome on the holy day. Save, certeynly, when that the monthe of May Is comen, and that I here the foules synge, And that the floures gynnen for to sprynge, Farwel my boke, and my devocion.Geoffrey Chaucer
In jalousie I rede eek thou hym bynde And thou shalt make him couche as doeth a quaille.Geoffrey Chaucer