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2518 Somme with the balled, somme with the thikke herd;
balled: bald thikke herd : thickly haired
2527 Honured, were into the paleys fet.
fet: fetched, brought
2540 Of mortal bataille now in this emprise.
2593 So evene were they chosen, for to gesse.
evene: equally for to gesse: as an estimate
2609 The helmes they tohewen and toshrede;
tohewen and toshrede: hew to pieces and cut into shreds
2642 Unyolden, and ydrawen to the stake.
Unyolden: without having surrendered
2676 This fierse Arcite hath of his helm ydon,
of his helm ydon: taken off his hehnet
2683 And was al his chiere, as in his herte.
chiere: source of pleasure
2692 As blak he lay as any cole or crowe,
2718 Unto the straunge lordes, as was right.
2725 O persone allone, withouten mo,
2732 To stynten alle rancour and envye,
2745 The clothered blood, for any lechecraft,
2752 The pipes of his longes gonne to swelle,
2760 Fare wel phisik! Go ber the man to chirche!
2786 And Juppiter so wys my soule gye,
2862 His compleynte, and for love his hoote fires,
2883 With flotery berd and ruggy, asshy heeres,
flotery: waving ruggy: rough
2902 Thurghout the citee by the maister strete,
maister strete: main street
2918 Of stree first ther was leyd ful many a lode.
stree: straw lode: load
2927 In which they woneden in reste and pees,
2960 The wake-pleyes; ne kepe I nat to seye
wake-pleyes: funeral games
2979 He cam at his comandement in hye.
in hye: in haste
3010 Descendynge so til it be corrumpable.
3016 This maystow understonde and seen at ye.
at ye: plainly
3102 Lyvynge in blisse, in richesse, and in heele,
heele: health, well-being
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