And for ther is so gret diversite In Englissh and in writyng of oure tonge, So prey I God that non myswrite the, Ne the mysmetre for defaute of tonge; And red wherso thow be, or elles songe, That thow be understonde, God I biseche!
But love a womman that she woot it nought, And she wol quyte it that thow shalt nat fele; Unknowe, unkist, and lost, that is unsought.Geoffrey Chaucer
Be riche in patience, gif thow in gudis be pure; Quho levis mirry, he levis michtely: Without glaidnes availis no tresour.
O yowthe allas why wilt thow nat enclyne,And un-to reuled reform bowe thee?Syn resoun is the verray streighte lyneÞat ledith folk un-to felicitee.thomas occleve
Who was hiër in philosophieTo Aristotle, in our tonge, but thow?thomas occleve