The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue
Whoso that first to mille comth, first grint.
I pleyned first: so was our werre y-stint.
Oon of us two must bowen, doutelees,
And sith a man is more resonable
Than womman is, ye moste been suffrable.
This joly clerk Jankin, that was so hende,
Hath wedded me with greet solempnitee,
And to him yaf I al the lond and fee
That evere was me yeven therbifore.
But afterward repented me ful sore;
He nolde suffre nothing of my list.