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Chaucer's Compleint to his Purse

To you, my purse, and to non other wight
Compleyne I, for ye be my lady dere!
I am so sory, now that ye be light;
For certes, but ye make me hevy chere,
Me were as leef be leyd up-on my bere;
For whiche un-to your mercy thus I crye:
Beth hevy ageyn, or elles mot I dye.

From "Chaucer's Compleint to his Purse" by Geoffrey Chaucer (Edited by Walter w. Skeat). Translations/ Annotations: Skeat(Glossary).