The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue
'Bet is,' quod he, 'thyn habitacioun
Be with a leon, or a foul dragoun,
Than with a womman usynge for to chyde.'
'Bet is,' quod he, 'hye in the roof abyde
Than with an angry wyf doun in the house,
They been so wikked and contrarious.
They haten that hir housbondes loveth ay.'
'He seyde, 'a womman cast hir shame away
Whan she cast of hir smok,' and forther mo,
'A fair womman, but she be chaast also,
Is lyk a goldryng in a sowes nose.'