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The Words of the Franklin. - Geoffrey Chaucer, Notes to the Canterbury Tales (Works vol. 5) 
The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, edited from numerous manuscripts by the Rev. Walter W. Skeat (2nd ed.) (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1899). 7 vols. Vol. 5.
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The Words of the Franklin.
675.youthe is a dissyllable; observe the rime with allow the, i. e. commend thee, which is written as one word (allowthe) in several MSS.
683.pound, i. e. pounds worth of land.
686.possessioun, i. e. property, wealth. Cf. D. 1722.
688.and yet shal, and shall still do so.