The Canterbury Tales: The Reeve's Tale
And nameliche ther was a greet college
Men clepen the Soler halle at Cantebregge;
Thanne were ther yonge povre scolers two,
That dwelten in this halle, of which I seye.
(135 – 136, 148 – 149)
John highte that oon, and Aleyn highte that oother;
Of o toun were they born, that highte Strother,
Fer in the north, I kan nat telle where.
(159 – 161)
'Symond,' quod John, 'by God, nede has na peer.
Hym boes serve hymself that has na swayn,
Or elles he is a fool, as clerkes sayn.'
(172 – 173)