The first part is The Vision of Piers the Ploughman, the second is The Vision Concerning Do Well, Do Bet, Do Best.
In the beginning of Piers the Ploughman Langland tells us how
Two hundred years later, when The Vision of Piers the Ploughman was first printed, the printer in his preface explained alliterative verse very well.
Crowley is his preface to Piers Ploughman, printed in 1550.
The band on the pier
is playing a harsh waltz in good time, and further along the quay there is a Salvation Army meeting in a back street.
They'll be done by the time the pier
is ready for them.
George's mind, as he paced the pier, was divided between the beauties of Nature and the forthcoming crisis in his affairs in the ratio of one-eighth to the former and seven-eighths to the latter.
As the girl passed on into the shadow of the pier he leaned farther over the rail, and his neck extended in joints like a telescope.
Then, turning over again, she shot past under the pier.
Yes, Athos, you may laugh, but as long as we were within gunshot of the pier
or of the vessels lying by it I was looking for a frightful discharge of musketry which would crush us."
"Weren't you a little shaky by Southend Pier one day, and wanted to be thrown overboard?"
"Southend Pier!" he replied, with a puzzled expression.