"Therwith Fortune seyde Chek here!"

"Therwith Fortune seyde Chek here!"
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"Therwith Fortune seyde Chek here!"

from: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer (P. 385) -  1958
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"Therwith Fortune seyde Chek here!
And Mate! in mid pointe of the chekkere
With a poune erraunt, allas!
Ful craftier to pley she was
Than Athalus, that made the game
First of the ches: so was his name.
But God wolde I had ones or twyes
Ykoud and knowe the jeupardyes
That coude the Grek Pithagores!
I shulde have pleyd the bet at ches,
And kept my fers the bet therby;
And though wherto? for trewely
I hold that wish nat worth a stree!" (p. 391)