The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale
And hende Nicholas and Alisoun
Accorded been to this conclusioun,
that Nicholas shal shapen him a wyle
This sely jalous housbond to bigyle.
And to his wyf he tolde his privetee;
And she was war, and knew it bet than he,
What al this queynte cast was for to seye.
But nathelees she ferde as she wolde deye.
Aboute corfew-tyme, or litel more;
For travail of his gost, he grooneth sore,
And eft he routeth, for his heed mislay.
Doun of the laddre stalketh Nicholay,
And Alisoun, ful softe adoun she spedde;
Withouten wordes mo, they goon to bedde.