Compare your translations with the glossed text:516 In this matere a queynte fantasye:
queynte fantasye: curious, strange inclination
522 Greet prees at market maketh deere ware,
prees: crowd deere: expensive
533 To hire biwreyed I my conseil al.
554 Was shapen for to be, or in what place?
566 This clerk and I, that of my purveiance
purveyance: foresight, provision
582 And al was fals; I dremed of it right naught,
right naught: not at all
592 I wepte but smal, and that I undertake.
smal: little undertake: affirm, declare
622 I ne loved nevere by no discrecioun,
discrecioun: moderation, prudence
633 He nolde suffre nothyng of my list.
638 And of my tonge a verray jangleresse,
649 Withouten his wityng, he forsook hire eke.
664 This made hym with me wood al outrely;
al outrely: entirely
691 Ne of noon oother womman never the mo.
never the mo: in any way
699 Mercurie loveth wysdam and science,
719 Lo, heere expres of womman may ye fynde
767 And lete hir lecchour dighte hire al the nyght,
dighte: copulate with
788 And whan I saugh he wolde nevere fyne
799 Til atte laste out of my swogh I breyde.
swogh: swoon breyde: started up, awoke
806 That I have doon, it is thyself to wyte.
to wite: to blame
809 And seyde, `Theef, thus muchel am I wreke;
818 By maistrie, al the soveraynetee,
soveraynetee: sovereignty, mastery
832 And whan the Somonour herde the Frere gale,
gale: cry out
844 "Now elles, Frere, I bishrewe thy face,"
848 That I shal make thyn herte for to morne,
852 Ye fare as folk that dronken ben of ale.
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