The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale
'Nay, thereof care thee noght,' quod Nicholas.
'A clerk had litherly biset his whyle,
But if he coude a carpenter bigyle.'
A mery child he was, so God me save.
Wel coude he laten blood and clippe and shave,
And make a chartre of lond or acquitaunce.
In twenty manere coude he trippe and daunce
After the scole of Oxenforde tho,
And with his legges casten to and fro,
And pleyen songes on a small rubible;
Therto he song somtyme a loud quinible;
And as wel coude he pleye on a giterne.