Chaucers Wordes unto Adam, His Owne Scriveyn

By Geoffrey Chaucer

Adam 1 Adam scriveyn, if ever it thee bifalle
Adam 2 Boece or Troylus for to wryten newe,
Adam 3 Under thy long lokkes thou most have the scalle,
Adam 4 But after my makyng thow wryte more trewe;
Adam 5 So ofte adaye I mot thy werk renewe,
Adam 6 It to correcte and eke to rubbe and scrape,
Adam 7 And al is thorugh thy negligence and rape.