The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale
Ye, blessed be alwey a lewed man
That noght but oonly his bileve kan!
. . . Now a Monday next, at quarter nyght,
Shal falle ar eyn, and that so wilde and wood,
That half so greet was never Noes flood.
'Hastow nat herd hou saved was Noe,
Whan that oure Lord hadde warned hym biforn
That al the world with water sholde be lorn?'