The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale
Of derne love he coude and of solas;
And therto he was sleigh and ful privee,
And lyk a mayden meke for to see.
'Myn housbond is so ful of jalousye,
That but ye wayte wel and been privee,
I woot right wel I nam but deed,' quod she.
'Ye moste been ful derne, as in this cas.'
'A clerk had litherly biset his whyle,
But if he coude a carpenter bigyle.'