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Middle English
And smale foweles maken melodye,
Pronunciation
And smále fów(e)les máken mélodýe,
Modern English
And small fowls make melody,

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Definitions: smale (small), foweles (fowls, birds of any kind),
maken (make, compose), melodye (melody,music)



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Middle English
That slepen al the nyght with open ye
Pronunciation
That slépen ál the nýght with ópen ýe
Modern English
Those that sleep all the night with open eyes

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Definitions: slepen (sleep; sleeping), al (all, completely, although, even though),
nyght (night), ye (from: 'eie')



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