The Canterbury tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
F.N. Robinson

De Barnabo de Lumbardia

Off melan grete barnabo viscounte,
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God of delit, and scourge of lumbardye,
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Why sholde I nat thyn infortune acounte,
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Sith in estaat thow cloumbe were so hye?
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Thy brother sone, that was thy double allye,
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For he thy nevew was, and sone-in-lawe,
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Withinne his prisoun made thee to dye, --
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But why, ne how, noot I that thou were slawe.
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