And whan thyne olde auncestres peynted be, In which men may here worthynesse se, Thanne preye I God thow peynted be also That folk may rede forby as they go, [...] But sothly, of oo poynt yit may they rede, That ye ben lyk youre fader as in this, For he begiled Adriane, ywis
, With swich an art and with swich subtilte As thow thyselven hast begyled me.
"O brother myn, what wo, what hevynes, What dedly sorwe thus inly may oppres Your knyghtly hert or trouble youre manhede, More furiously ywis
than it is nede; For though that right requered outerly Yow for to sorwe and had cause why, Yet, me semeth, by juste providence Ye schulde lightly dissymble youre offence: Sith eche wiseman in his adversite Schulde feyne cher and kepen in secre The inward wo that bynt hym in distresse, Be manly force rathest ther compesse The sperit of ire and malencolie, Where the peple it sonest myght espie...
Therfore brother Adam lose me out of bondes, And I wil parte with the of my free londes." "Up such forward," seide Adam, "ywis
, I wil do therto al that in me is." "Adam," seide Gamelyn "as mote I the, I wil holde the covenaunt and thou wil me."
now, my swete herte deere, / Ben yolde, ywis
, I were now nought
Again we see that the declaration, "I hope, ywis
, to rede so som day," at the poem's conclusion (697)--and even the formel eagle's one-year period of advisement--place the best possibility of understanding at a point in the future.
I hope, ywis
, to rede so som day That I shal mete som thyng for to fare The bet, and thus to rede I nyl nat spare.
nay, for this y may aduert: That ther his noon kan do so wel, ywis
, But false tongis in sugre terme covert Of wikkid folke thefor wol say amys!
For Seint Paul seith that al that writen is, To oure doctrine it is ywrite, ywis
; Taketh the fruyt, and lat the chaf be stille.