The Canterbury Tales: The Reeve's Tale
A theef he was, for sothe, of corn and mele,
And that a sly, and usuant for to stele.
(85 – 86)
A wyf he hadde, ycomen of noble kyn;
The person of the toun hir fader was.
With hire he yaf ful many a panne of bras,
For that Symkyn sholde in his blood allye.
(88 – 91)
On halydayes biforn hire wolde he go
With his typet wound aboute his heed,
Ad she cam after in a gyte of reed;
And Symkyn hadde hosen of the same.
(98 – 101)