Compare your translations with the glossed text:4333 Wel oghte a man avysed for to be
avysed for to be: to take heed
4340 And therfore, if ye vouche-sauf to heere
vouche-sauf: grant, agree
4344 Oure Hoost answerde and seide, "I graunte it thee.
graunte it thee: agree
4357 But `sooth pley, quaad pley,' as the Flemyng seith.
sooth pley, quaad pley: A true jest is a bad jest.
4360 Though that my tale be of an hostileer.
4365 A prentys whilom dwelled in oure citee,
4367 Gaillard he was as goldfynch in the shawe,
Gaillard: merry shawe: wood, thicket
4372 He was as ful of love and paramour
4375 At every bridale wolde he synge and hoppe;
bridale: wedding party hoppe: dance
4381 And gadered hym a meynee of his sort
4383 And ther they setten stevene for to meete,
setten stevene: made an appointment
4389 That fond his maister wel in his chaffare,
4392 That haunteth dys, riot, or paramour,
Who makes a habit of gambling, debauchery, and womanizing
4393 His maister shal it in his shoppe abye,
abye: pay for
4395 For thefte and riot, they been convertible,
4399 This joly prentys with his maister bood,
4401 Al were he snybbed bothe erly and late,
4408 So fareth it by a riotous servaunt;
by: with respect to, with riotous: dissolute
4410 Than he shende alle the servantz in the place.
4412 And bad hym go, with sorwe and with meschance!
meschance: bad luck to him
4413 And thus this joly prentys hadde his leve.
leve: permission to leave
4414 Now lat hym riote al the nyght or leve.
riote: revel, engage in debauchery
4415 And for ther is no theef withoute a lowke,
And because there is no thief without an accomplice (lowke).
4417 Of that he brybe kan or borwe may,
4419 Unto a compeer of his owene sort,
4422 A shoppe, and swyved for hir sustenance.
swyved for hir sustenance: copulated for a living
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