"Hit was of Venus ... Naked fletinge in a see."

"Hit was of Venus ... Naked fletinge in a see."
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"Hit was of Venus ... Naked fletinge in a see."

from: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer (P. 448) -  1958
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"Hit was of Venus redely,
The temple; for, in portreyture,
I saw anoon-right hir figure
Naked fletinge in a see.
And also on hir heed, parde,
Hir rose-garlond whyt and reed,
And hir comb to kembe hir heed,
Hir dowves, and daun Cupido,
Hir blinde sone, and Vulcano,
That in his face was ful broun." (p. 449)