"Tho saw I al the half ygrave With famous folkes names fele..."

"Tho saw I al the half ygrave With famous folkes names fele..."
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"Tho saw I al the half ygrave With famous folkes names fele..."

from: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer (P. 459) -  1958
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"Tho saw I at the half ygrave
With famous folkes names fele,
That had ybeen in mochel wele,
And hir fames wyde yblowe.
But wel unethes coude I knowe
Any lettres for to rede
Hir names by; for, out of drede,
They were almost of-thowed so,
That of the lettres oon or two
Was molte away of every name,
So unfamous was wexe hir fame;
But men seyn: What may ever laste?" (p. 460)