The Squire’s Introduction

From The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

SqT 1 “Squier, com neer, if it youre wille be,
SqT 2 And sey somwhat of love, for certes ye
SqT 3 Konnen theron as muche as any man.”
SqT 4 “Nay, sire,” quod he, “but I wol seye as I kan
SqT 5 With hertly wyl, for I wol nat rebelle
SqT 6 Agayn youre lust; a tale wol I telle.
SqT 7 Have me excused if I speke amys;
SqT 8 My wyl is good, and lo, my tale is this.”