The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue
As help me God, I laughe whan I thynke
How pitously a-nyght I made hem swynke.
But sith I hadde hem hoolly in myn hond,
And sith they hadde me yeven all hir lond,
What sholde I taken keep hem for to plese,
But if it were for my profit and myn ese?
I governed hem so wel after my lawe
That ech of hem ful blisful was and fawe
To bringe me gaye thinges fro the fayre.