Compare your translations with the glossed text:884 Up peyne of deeth, so have I doon, certein."
Up peyne of: on the penalty of
886 Moste biknowe and tellen, plat and pleyn,
biknowe: reveal plat: bluntly
909 That fallen is in hethen hand eft soone,
eft soone: again
912 To gauren on this ship and on Custance.
gauren on: stare at
924 And thus hath Crist unwemmed kept Custance.
927 But verraily thou wolt his body shende.
929 Is compleynyng. Hou many oon may men fynde
932 How may this wayke womman han this strengthe
may: can wayke; weak
935 Hou myghte David make thee so maat,
maat: defeated 953 Now lat us stynte of Custance but a throwe,
throwe: short while
959 That at the feeste leet sleen bothe moore and lesse.
993 In heigh and logh, and Jhesu Crist bisoghte
In heigh and logh: in all things
1012 Be as be may, ther was he at the leeste.
Be as be may: whatever may be
1014 Biforn Alla, durynge the metes space,
metes space: dinner time
1028 Thurghout hir brest, than ben a womman wikke;
1035 That is his wyf, and pryvely he sighte,
1036 And spedde hym fro the table that he myghte.
that he myghte: as soon as he could
1050 Unnethe upon hir feet she myghte stonde.
1060 "Now God," quod he, "and his halwes brighte
1074 I trowe an hundred tymes been they kist,
been they kist: they kissed each other
1117 The day goth faste, I wol no lenger lette.
1136 That hym ne moeved outher conscience,
moeved: moeved outher: either
1155 She heryeth God an hundred thousand sithe.
heryeth: praises sithe: times
1165 This was a thrifty tale for the nones!
1180 He schal no gospel glosen here ne teche.
1183 Or springen cokkel in our clene corn.
springen: sprinkle cokkel: corn cockle (a weed)
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