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Some Pieces of Wonderful Prose : Maidens
Men behove to take heed of maidens : for they be tender of complexion : pliant and fair of disposition of body : shame fast, fearful and merry. Touching outward disposition they be well nurtured, demure and soft of speech and well ware of what they say : and delicate in their apparel. And for a woman is more envious and more laughing and loving, and the malice of the soul is more in a woman than in a man. And she is of feeble kind and she maketh more lesings, and is shame fast and more slow in working and in moving than a man.
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