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Chaucer Complaint to His Purse A Supplication to King Henry To yow, my purs, and to non othir wyght° other person Complayne I, for ye ben my lady dere! I am so sory, now that ye been lyght;º light=empty For certes, but yf ye make me hevy chere, unless Me were as leef be leyd upon my bere;° wish to be laid on my bier For which unto your mercy thus I crye, Beth hevy ayeyn,º or elles mot I dye! again Now voucheth sauf this day, or hyt be nyght, That I of yow the blisful soun° may here, sound Or seº your colour lyk the sonne bryght, see That of yelownesse had never pere.° peer Ye be my lyf, ye be myne hertes stere,º heart’s star (guide) Quene of comfort and of gode companye; Beth hevy ayeyn, or elles mot I dye!
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Unformatted text preview: Now purs, that ben to me my lyves light lifes light And saveour, as doun in this worlde here, saviour Out of this towne helpe me thurgh your myght, Syn that ye wylle nat ben my tresorere; For I am shave as nye as any frere. am shaven (living) like a friar (in poverty) But yet I prey unto youre curtesye, Beth heavy ayeyn, or elles mot I dye! Lenvoy de Chaucer O conqueror of Brutes Albyoun, Albion was ancient name for England Which that by lyne and fre eleccion line (inheritance) free election Ben verray kyng, this song to you I sende; And ye, that mowen alle oure harmes amende, Have mynde upon my supplicacioun....
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2010 for the course ENGL 315 taught by Professor Caldwell during the Spring '09 term at CSU Fullerton.

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