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Middle English
And bathed every veyne in swich licour
Pronunciation
And báthed év(e)ry véyn(e) in swích licóur
Modern English
And bathed every vein (of the plants) in such liquid

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Definitions:

veyne (vein), swich (such, such a one), licour (liquid, liquor)

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Audio in standby.
Middle English
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
Pronunciation
Of whích vertú engéndred ís the flóur;
Modern English
By the power of which the flower is created;

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Definitions:

vertu (virtue, moral excellence; power), engendred (engendered, produced), flour (flower, flowering plant; prime of life)

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