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1 Forsothe Baldach Suytes answeride, and seide,

2 Power and drede is anentis hym, that is, God, that makith acordyng in hise hiye thingis.

3 Whether noumbre is of hise knyytis? and on whom schyneth not his liyt?

4 Whether a man comparisound to God mai be iustified, ether borun of a womman mai appere cleene?

5 Lo! also the moone schyneth not, and sterris ben not cleene in `his siyt;

6 hou miche more a man rot, and the sone of a man a worm, is vncleene `and vile, if he is comparisound to God.