rymenhild: Manuscript page from British Library MS Harley 913 (Default)
In reply to [livejournal.com profile] angevin2's poem of the day, the entirely innocent, innuendo-free poem I have a gentil cok, I share this equally non-phallic fifteenth-century lyric. For your reference, "Prenegard" means "beware" or "take care" in Old (Middle?) French, and a "baselard" is a kind of dagger.

Prenegard, Prenegard

Lesteneth, lordinges, I you beseke!
There is none man worth a leke,
But he sturdy, but he meke,
But he bere a baselard.


Mine baselard hath a schede of red... )

In other news, I am not studying tonight.

It's going to be a long weekend.

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