„Of all the floures in the mede,
Than love I most these floures white and rede,
Soch that men callen daisies in our toun.“

Prologue of the Legend of Good Women, line 41
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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With never a treacherous rede to blemish delight;
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Keueisy vun dunn diwyrnawd;
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keueisy deir a pheddir a phawd;
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keueisy chwech heb odech pechawd;
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ys da deint rac tauaed.
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