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Middle English
And specially from every shires ende
Pronunciation
And spéciallý from évery shíres énd(e)
Modern English
And specially from every shire's end

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Definitions: specially (in particular), shires (former administrative areas in Britain; general area in which a person lived), ende (end, edge, border)



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Middle English
Of Engelond to Caunterbury they wende,
Pronunciation
Of Éngelónd to Cáunterb(u)rý they wénd(e),
Modern English
Of England to Canterbury they travel,

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Definitions: Engelond (England: Old English word which referred to a meadow beside a
rushing river), Caunterbury (Canterbury, in South East England),
wende (wend, go; depart; see wenden)



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