6 Entre vos nouviaux maries

Johannes Legrant, Oxford Can. Misc. 213

Entre vos nouviaux maries,
Menez bon het et bonne vie.
Gardes que ne vous endormes
Aimsy qu’il avint l’autre fie,
Dont la dame en fust courouchie,
Car en soupirant dist en bas
A son mary “Virge Marie,
Gardes vous sorles pour les ras.”



Among ye newlyweds,
Hold good health and happy life.
Watch out that you do not fall asleep
As it was with the other girl,
At which the lady was angered
For, sighing, she said softly
To her husband, “mother of God,
Save your charms for the rats.”