Compare your translations with the glossed text:3112 And worthy for to drawen to memorie,
drawen to memorie: remember
3115 This gooth aright; unbokeled is the male.
unbokeled is the male: the pouch is opened; i.e., the game is well begun
3121 So that unnethe upon his hors he sat,
3129 And seyde, "Abyd, Robyn, my leeve brother;
Abyd: wait leeve: dear
3140 Wyte it the ale of Southwerk, I you preye.
Wyte it: blame it on
3147 To apeyren any man, or hym defame,
apeyren: injure, slander
3170 M'athynketh that I shal reherce it heere.
M'athynketh: it displeases me, I regret reherce: repeat, narrate
3185 Avyseth yow, and put me out of blame;
Avyseth yow: consider, drink about (this)
3188 A riche gnof, that gestes heeld to bord,
gnof, churl gestes: lodgers to bord: as boarders
3199 This clerk was cleped hende Nicholas.
3212 His presse ycovered with a faldyng reed;
presse: cupboard, linen press faldyng reed: coarse red woolen cloth
3237 Upon hir lendes, ful of many a goore.
lendes: loins goore: flounce
3242 Were of the same suyte of hir coler;
same suyte of: same color as
3247 She was ful moore blisful on to see
blisful on to see; pleasing to look upon
3253 There nys no man so wys that koude thenche
3260 As any kyde or calf folwynge his dame.
dame: mother (dam)
3275 As clerkes ben ful subtile and ful queynte;
queynte: ingenious, clever
3289 And spak so faire, and profred him so faste,
profred him: pressed his suit
3299 "A clerk hadde litherly biset his whyle,
litherly biset his whyle: wasted his time
3315 And strouted as a fanne large and brode;
strouted as a fanne: stretched out like a fan
3325 A myrie child he was, so God me save.
child: young man &nbap;so: as
3330 And with his legges casten to and fro,
casten: move quickly
3336 Ther any gaylard tappestere was.
gaylard tappestere: merry barmaid
3360 He syngeth in his voys gentil and smal,
3370 This passeth forth; what wol ye bet than weel?
bet than weel: better than well (i.e., what more would you have?)
3393 Maketh the ferre leeve to be looth."
ferre leeve to be looth: distant loved one to be disliked
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