The Canterbury Tales
"Bifel that in that seson on a day, In Southwerk at the Tabard as I lay
Redy to wenden on my pilgrymage To Caunterbury with ful devout corage,
At nyght was come into that hostelrye Wel nyne and twenty in a compaignye
Of sondry folk, by aventure yfalle In felaweshipe, and pilgrimes were they alle,
That toward Caunterbury wolden ryde."