The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue
A wys womman wol bisye hire evere in oon
To gete hire love, ye, ther as she hath noon.
Now herkneth how I bar me proprely:
Ye wyse wyves, that can understonde,
Thus shul ye speke and bere hem wrong on honde.
For half so boldely can ther no man
Swere and lyen as a womman can.