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and says he's ready to die for hunger.
“ what ayle you man ? " quoth shee.
Quoth hee,“ my hart is dry,
I readye am to dye.”
“ Alas !” quoth shee, “ content you must bee
till breakfast time to stay ;
to giue you meate any way.”
my belly must be fedd!”
out of his naked bed,
To the ffurmitree' pott he quicklye gott,
& there, without delay,
or he departed away,
he kept to carry his wiffe.
vnto another mans wiffe.
the bridegroom's mother.
Panche takes her buttocks
The Bridgroomes ffather & mother both
did at that time lye there;
that her buttockes all lay bare,
that was in that same place,
to be his wiues sweet face.
for his wife's face,
| Frumenty or Furmety, a kind of Potage made of prepared Wheat, Milk, Sugar, Spice, &c. Phillipps. favorite dish in the north, consisting of
“ Still a
hulled wheat boiled in milk and seasoned. It was especially a Christmas dish.” Nares, ed. 1859. See the recipe and extracts there.-F.
and offers her the furmity. She breaks wind
Then softly he sayd, "sweet wiff, I haue brought
some furmitree for thee!”
“ for cold enough they bee."
but supp them vp presentlye.” take heed &c.
The woman was windye, & fisled againe
to fling all in her face.
did ffisle without regard.
saying, “there is for thy reward !
and Panche swears if she does it again he'll fling the furmity in her face. She does it ; he flings the furmity at her;
she puts her hand behind,
With that the woman suddenly waked,
& clapt her hand behind ;
being soe full of wind !”
"I haue rayed 2 the bedd," quoth shee.
a Murraine take thee for me!”
and thinks she has dirtied the bed.
Panche steals off
But Panche, perceuing how the matter went,
he closly got away,
wheras without delay
to the dairy,
i? MS. ffisted. Fyistyn (fyen, W.) Cacco C. F. lirido; Fyyst, stynk, Lirida; Fyystynge, Liridacio. Promptorium.F
wrayed.-P. I be-ray, I fyle ones clothes with spottes of myer, properly about the skyrtes ; Je crotte. Palsgrave. Embrener, to beray or beshite. Cotgrave.
puts his hand in a honey-pot,
and it sticks there,
Vpon a narrowe mouthd hony potti,
he lighted on at last;
there stucke it wonderous fast.
or he cold gett it out;
he seeketh round about.
Tow silly fryers, on the kitchin flore!
all night asleepe dyd lye; whose shauen crownes, by the Moonelight then,
Sir Panch he did there espye. to one of them he comes,
supposing his pate a stone; & there burst the earthen pott,
which made the fryer to grone. tak heed &c.
pot on one friar's head ;
he thinks his companion did it,
and thrashes him for it.
172 The silly ffryer, being hurt full sore,
did thinke his fellow had
therfore, as he were madd,
& caught him by the eares; whose rumbled? waked the folkes in the house,
& fedd 3 them full of feares. 180 take heed of hott furmitree !
I MS. slore.-F. floor:--P.
* fed, perhaps filld.-P.
When they came downe, thé found the fryers! [p. 241] brings all
the people well buffeting one another ;
down stairs; the one did tell how he was serued
by his religious brother.
honey and & daubed about with Milke & creame,
thé knew how all things did goe. take heede
and they see who the culprit is,
for well they did see that it was he
that did the old man wronge,
as he did lye alonge,
& the pott of ffurmitree;
they knew noe remedye. take heede
God keepe, I say, such guests away 200 both from my meate & mee!
if I had 20 weddings to make,
neuer bidden shold he bee !
& thus I make an end 204 of this my merry Iest,
wishing to enerye honest man
all happinesse & rest.
take heede of hot furmitree ! 208 take hoed of hot furmitree !
" the fryers they found.-P.