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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 ffurmitreel pott he quicklye gott,
& there, without delay,
or he departed away,
he kept to carry his wiffe.
vnto another mans wiffe.
except a ladlefull that he means to take to his wife; but he goes to another man's,
and offers her the furmity.
She breaks wind
Then softly he sayd, "sweet wiff, I haue brought
some furmitree for thee!”
nay, blow not,” quoth hee,
& made him angrye bee:
but supp them vp presentlye."
The woman was windye, & fisled againe
within a litle space,
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 ? 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,
1 ? 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 myor, properly about the skyrtes; Je crotte. Palsgrave. Embrener, to beray or beshite. Cotgrave.
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.
which made the fryer to grone.
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 !
When they came downe, the 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
but don't know how to punish him.
God keep such guests
away from me!
God keepe, I say, such guests away
both from my meate & mee! if I had 20 weddings to make,
neuer bidden shold he bee ! & thus I make an end
of this my merry Iest,
all happinesse & rest.
the fryers they found.-P.