Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1918/Praise of Women

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240542Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1918 — Praise of Women1940Robert Mannyng
Praise of Women

NO thyng is to man so dere
As wommanys love in gode manere.
A gode womman is mannys blys,
There here love right and stedfast is.
There is no solas under hevene,
Of alle that a man may nevene,[1]
That shuld a man do so moche glew[2]
As a gode womman that loveth trew.
Ne derer is none in Goddys hurde[3]
Than a chaste womman with lovely worde.

  1. nevene] name.
  2. glew] gladness.
  3. hurde] flock.