This fygure shal sesse: anothyr shal folwe
therby Weche shal be of my body that am youre hed, Weche shal be shewyd to yow be a mystery Of my flesch and blood in forme of bred.
/ And for to lede the moore in blisse hir lyves, / Of his free wyl he swoor hire as a knight / That nevere in al his lyf he, day ne nyght, / Ne sholde upon hym take no maistrie / Agayn hir wyl,ne kithe hire jalousie, / But hire obeye, and folwe
hir wyl in al, / As any lovere to his lady shal, / Save that the name of soveraynetee, / That wolde he have for shame of his degree.
(3) Furthermore, N-Town has Jesus submit to his mother's authority, vowing: "I shal yow folwe
with obedience ...
To be sure, the poem's initial definition of patience would seem to discourage the preoccupation with worldly experience that Kolve describes: "For ho [patience] quelles vche a qued and quenches malyce; / For quoso suffer cowpe syt, sele solde folwe
, / And quo for pro may noght pole, pe pikker he sufferes" [For she kills everything bad and extinguishes malice; / For if anyone could endure sorrow, happiness would follow; and anyone who, through resentment, cannot endure suffers the more intensely] (4-6).
Delays to the scheme folWe
cannot get carriedlowed and work had to be suspended in October last year to allow Christmas shopping to continue without disruption.
But for as myche as sum menn wene to be herd of God alwey in here prayere [thorn]erfore here with Godds grace schal folwe
xij lettyngis of prayere, wher[thorn]oruz men moun knowe [thorn]e betwere why men be not herd in here praier of god alwey whan [thorn]ei praien.
That nevere in al his lyf he, day ne nyght, Ne sholde upon hym take no maistrieo mastery Agayn hir wyl, ne kitheo hire jalousie, show But hire obeye, and folwe
hir wyl in al, As any lovere to his lady shal, Save that the name of soveraynetee, That wolde he have for shameo of his degree.
398-402, the end of Reason's reply to the Dreamer's complaint that Reason fails to 'sewe' 'man and his make, that no mysfeet hem folwe
Off Iohn lydgate / how shulde I the sotyl trace Folwe
in secrees / celestial and dyvyne, Sith I am nat aqueynted / with the musys nyne?
When speaking of Dido, the narrator states "I coude folwe
, word for word, Virgile, / But it wolde lasten al to longe while." (51) The narrator in The Assembly of Ladies, must, of course, use whatever means of storytelling is available to her, but she does not have to like it.
She declares, 'A3ens pe lawe wyl I nevyr be, / But mannys felachep xal nevyr folwe