Chaucer's Words To His Scrivener
Adam Scrivener, if ever it thee befall
by Geoffrey Chaucer
Boece or Troilus for to write anew,
Under thy long locks thou may'st have the scall
But after my making thou write more true!
So oft a day I must thy work renew,
It to correct, and eke to rub and scrape;
And all is through thy negligence and rape.