282 Thow seyst i wyves wol oure habits mask Thou sayest i wives commonly cover-up the habits 283 Til we getting prompt, and you may thanne we wol hem shewe — Up to we end up being securely fastened (in marriage), therefore we have a tendency to all of them reveal — 284 Wel can get that getting a beneficial proverbe from a beneficial shrewe!
285 Thou seist you to definitely oxen, asses, hors, and you will houndes, Thou sayest you to oxen, asses, horses, and you will hounds, 286 They been assayed in the varied stoundes; They are tried out a good amount of moments; 287 Bacyns, lavours, emergency room one to men hem bye, Sinks, tidy bowls, ahead of men them get, 288 Spoones and you will stooles, and you can al swich housbondrye, Spoons and stools, and all including household items, 289 Thereby come pottes, dresses, and assortment; And so are bins, outfits, and you will adornments; 290 But folk out of wyves maken noon assay, But anyone off wives make zero demo, 291 Til they getting wedded — olde dotard shrewe! — Until he could be married — dated doddering scoundrel! — 292 And thanne, seistow, we wol oure vices shewe. After which, sayest thou, we’re going to show our very own habits.
Enjoy it; I won’t faith one gossip
293 Thou seist along with so it displeseth myself Thou sayest together with it displeases myself 294 In case one thou wolt preyse my personal beautee, Except if thou will praise my personal charm, 295 And you may however, thou poure alwey upon my deal with, And you may unless of course thou peer always on my personal face, 296 And clepe me “effectuer dame” in virtually any put. And you may call me “beloved lady” in any lay. 297 And you will but thou make an effective feeste towards thilke big date And you can unless of course thou build a meal thereon same day 298 That I was produced, and work out myself fressh and gay; That i was created, while making me happy and you can gay; 299 And you may however, thou do to my norice honor, And you can unless of course thou manage prize back at my nursing assistant, three hundred And my personal chamberere withinne my bour, In order to my chambermaid in my bedchamber, 301 And also to my personal fadres people with les sites his allyes — In order to my father’s folks along with his allies — 302 For this reason seistow, olde barel-ful regarding lyes! Ergo sayest thou, dated barrelful away from lays!
303 However out-of oure apprentice Janekyn, However of your apprentice Janekin, 304 For their crispe heer, shynynge just like the silver thus fyn, Due to their frizzy hair, radiant such gold very great, 305 And the guy squiereth me bothe up and doun, And since he familiarly attends me almost everywhere, 306 But really hastow stuck a good fals suspecioun. Yet , hast thou trapped a bogus suspicion. 307 We wol hym noght, thogh thou were action tomorwe! I do not wanted your, regardless of if thou was dead tomorrow!
One of them thou must stop trying, despite all you will perform
308 But tel myself this: why hydestow, with sorwe, However, tell me which: as to the reasons hidest thou, misfortune for you, 309 The new keyes off thy cheste awey fro myself? The keys off thy strongbox of myself? 310 It is my a beneficial as wel while the thyn, pardee! It is my personal assets also thine, by the Goodness! 311 Just what, wenestow create an ydiot of oure dame? Exactly what, thought thou and come up with a fool of the woman of household? 312 Today because of the you to definitely lord one entitled is actually Seint Jame, Today of the that lord which is entitled Saint James, 313 Thou shalt nat bothe, thogh one thou was wood, Thou shalt not one another, in the event thou had been in love which have fury, 314 Be maister out-of my body and of my a good; Feel master away from my body and of my personal assets; 315 You to definitely oon thou shalt go without, maugree thyne yen. 316 Just what helpith they out-of us to enquere or spyen? What facilitate they to inquire about me or spy? 317 I trowe thou woldest loke me personally inside the thy chiste! I do believe thou create lock me personally inside thy strongbox! 318 Thou sholdest seye, “Wyf, go wher thee liste; Thou is always to say, “Partner, go where you please; 319 Taak you are disport; We wol nat leve zero talys. 320 I knowe yow having a great trewe wyf, dame Alys.” I understand your to own a genuine spouse, dame Alys.” 321 We like no guy you to definitely taketh kep otherwise charges I like no man exactly who requires observe otherwise concern with 322 Wher we goon; we wol ben at the oure highest. Where i go; i will be totally free (to complete as we desire to).