|Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1918The poem is an excerpt from William Langland's epic allegory "The vision of Piers Plowman", taken from the|
FOR trewthe telleth that loue • is triacle of hevene;
And also the plante of pees • moste precious of vertues.
triacle] sovereign remedy. as him liste] as seemed good to him (Christ). lered] taught. levest] most pleasing.
yeten] eaten. lynde] lime tree portatyf] quick-moving. lette] prevent. mene] mediator merciment] fine. kyndely] properly.