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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Robert Mannyng of Brunne. 1269–1340
  
8. Praise of Women
  
NO thyng ys to man so dere 
As wommanys love in gode manere. 
A gode womman is mannys blys, 
There her love right and stedfast ys. 
There ys no solas under hevene         5
Of alle that a man may nevene 
That shulde a man so moche glew 
As a gode womman that loveth true. 
Ne derer is none in Goddis hurde 
Than a chaste womman with lovely worde.  10
 
GLOSS:  nevene] name.  glew] gladden.  hurde] flock.
 
 
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