"A compleynt hadde I, writen, in myn hond..."

"A compleynt hadde I, writen, in myn hond..."
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"A compleynt hadde I, writen, in myn hond..."

from: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer (P. 240) -  1958
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"The Compleynte unto Pite"

"A compleynt hadde I, writen, in myn hond,
For to have put to Pite as a bille,
But whan I al this companye ther fond,
That rather wolden al my cause spille
Than do me help, I held my pleynte stille;
For to that folk, withouten any faile,
Withoute Pite may no bille availe." (p. 225)