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HOCCLEVE'S HUMOROUS PRAISE OF HIS LADY, by            
First Line: Of my lady, well me rejoise I may
Last Line: And she singeth full like a papejay.
Alternate Author Name(s): Occleve, Thomas
Variant Title(s): Description Of His Ugly Lady
Subject(s): Ugliness


Of my lady well me rejoise I may!
Hir golden forheed is full narw and smal;
Hir browes been lik to dim, reed coral;
And as the jeet hir yen glistren ay.
Hir bowgy cheekes been as softe as clay,
With large jowes and substancial.
Hir nose a pentice is that it ne shal
Reine in hir mouth thogh she uprightes lay.
Hir mouth is nothing scant with lippes gray;
Hir chin unnethe may be seen at al.
Hir comly body shape as a footbal,
And she singeth full like a papejay.




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