"That she moste kisse his child er that it deyde..."

"That she moste kisse his child er that it deyde..."
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"That she moste kisse his child er that it deyde..."

from: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer (P. 132) -  1958
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"But atte laste speken she bigan,
And mekely she to the sergeant preyde,
So as he was a worthy gentil man,
That she moste kisse her child er that it deyde;
And in hir barm this litel child she leyde
With ful sad face, and gan the child to kisse,
And lulled it, and after gan it blisse." (p. 133)