The Canterbury Tales: The Reeve's Tale
'For, John,' seyde he, 'als evere moot I thryve,
If that I may, yon wenche wil I swyve.
Som esement has lawe yshapen us.'
(323 – 325)
'For, John, ther is a lawe that says thus,
That gif a man in a point be agreved,
that in another he sal be releved.'
(326 – 328)
'Our corn is stolen, sothly, it is na nay,
And we han had an il fit al this day;
And syn I sal have neen amendement
Agayn my los, I will have esement.
By Goddes sale, it sal neen other bee!'
(329 – 333)