"I shouldn't like to sleep in this yeer
bed without a good conscience, Miss," said the old woman.
And eek men broghte hym out of his contree, From yeer
, ful pryvely his rente; But honestly and slyly he it spente, That no man wondred how that he it hadde.
For most of the story Beryn is a wayward gallant, of 'age of eightene yeer
As one almanac-maker wrote in 1593, should the world last 22,646 years, and should the calendar 'remaine so long unreformed', midsummer would fall on the winter solstice; thus 'processe of yeeres
' would 'breede no small alteration of tyme'.(3)
In Boccaccio, the wife is described as a very beautiful woman ("assai bella femina," 1074) and her daughter is also beautiful, but graceful and young as well--15 or 16 years old ("una giovanetta bella e leggiadra, d'eta di quindici o di sedici anni"), while in Chaucer the wife is put down as having as much dignity as ditch water (she "was as digne as water in a dich," 3964) and the daughter is said to be both overweight--a "wenche thikke" (3973)--and over the hill ("twenty yeer
In his Treatise on the Astrolabe, Geoffrey Chaucer "fond the point of my reule in the bordure upon the firste degre of Aries, a litel within the degre" in "the yeer
of oure Lord 1391, the 12 day of March at midday," (158) nine days earlier than the vernal equinox used to calculate Easter.
This entry should therefore record the payment for the feast on the day of the wardens' accession, 'from the ffest of Seint Dunston the xxvj yeer
of Kyng H.
It was "among the ancient Protestant Brit[o]ns in Wales, about the yeer
of our Lord, 466" that "the Church Christian Orthodox and truly Catholike," so often the target of persecution, managed to turn the tables and "trample upon heresie." Godly bishops intervened and suppressed the Pelagian heresy in late fifth-century Britain.
beyng present in the tyme of discord /--with oute eny good takyng of hym /--in prest paiement of bat bat he shal lene in siluer in l siluer of be somme bat is to him due: /--by trewe espiall withouten /Oat it were stuffed with greter nombre of men of Armes & Archiers /--/Oe moost conuenient waies & meanes of remedie /--for be good prouision & contenting of his astate aswel of his household /--this same yeer
of youre regne /--to gret refresshyng of the seid pouer poeple /--to ryght grete value yerly /--wrongfull condempnacions of many true lyege men of oure souerayne lorde /--in more horrible wise and with more heynouse violence than any hath be sene or knawen before this tyme.
Pandarus reassures her: "Ye, nece, yee shal faren wei the bet, / If God wol, al this yeer
With mr haywood I remayned three yeer
and mor, in the which tym I learned to play on the virginals, the liut, and to mak english verses.(22)
and even on this Island I saw cloths of cotton woven like mantillas, and the natives are verie lyvelye and the women wear in front of their bodyes a thynge of cotton that barelie covers their nature: It is the Island verie green and flat and verie fertyle, and I do not cast doubte on the fact that all yeer
they plant and gather corne, and other thynges like that: and I saw manye trees, verie different from ours, of them manye that had branches in manye shapes, all standing, and one little branch is one way and the other another; and so different in forme, that it is the greatest marvel in the World how much dyversitye ther is from one to the other .