Kate’s Middle English Verse

This verse was sent in to us, by a lovely person named Kate, who we have met only through this webbed medium.
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She has just gone to be a milkmaid in Ireland, we’re told, which seems an obvious choice for a young lady fresh from literary studies.
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The verse is written in middle English, Chaucer’s Tales language, and we like it lots.
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We’re promised it will “one day be a printed epic”, which sounds very good indeed.
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Here it is:

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Her on lond, a tale withoute lesinges:

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Thre folk of man wandringe geten livinge,

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Thre menes song singeth of haslewode,

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Hem wend awei – the best of al manne fode.

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Hem slepen al withouten hous or hom

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For liken hem in wildernesse to rom.

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Thank-you Kate. And if anyone wants more of the same or similar, let us know, and we’ll make the connections.

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