Compare your translations with the glossed text:1364 His hewe falow and pale as asshen colde,
falow: sickly yellow
1372 And in his geere for al the world he ferde
geere: behavior ferde: behaved
1377 And shortly, turned was al up so doun
up so doun: topsy turvy
1405 He myghte wel, if that he bar hym lowe,
bar hym lowe: conducted himself humbly
1415 And at the gate he profreth his servyse
1453 Forpyned, what for wo and for distresse.
Forpyned: wasted by suffering
1465 Were it by aventure or destynee --
aventure or destynee: chance or fate
1477 That nedes cost he moot hymselven hyde,
nedes cost: necessarily
1495 And with his stremes dryeth in the greves
stremes: rays greves: groves
1526 That was so ny to herknen al his sawe,
1544 Woltow werreyen Thebes the citee?
werreyen: wage war on
1559 Allas, thou felle Mars! Allas, Juno!
1592 But out of prison am astert by grace,
1650 But streight, withouten word or rehersyng,
1688 And to the grove that stood ful faste by,
ful faste by: very close by
1699 That foughten breme as it were bores two.
1729 Thus hath he japed thee ful many a yer,
1746 It nedeth noght to pyne yow with the corde.
1762 And though he first for ire quook and sterte,
quook: shook sterte: trembled
1789 For he kan maken, at his owene gyse,
at his owene gyse: after his own fashion
1813 I woot it by myself ful yore agon,
yore agon: long ago
1822 That nevere mo ye shal my contree dere,
1843 As hym is shape, and herkneth in what wyse;
1863 And God so wisly on my soule rewe
so wisly: surely, certainly rewe: have mercy
1872 Who kouthe telle, or who kouthe it endite,
endite: describe in writing
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