author unknown (circa 1200) Du segretain moine, page 1: “Idoine fut bien enseignie,
Simple, cortoise et afetie,
Et Guillaume sot bien changier,
Mout s'entremist a gaaignier.”
- Idoine was well-mannered,
- Modest, polite and kind,
- Guillaume was a banker,
- And put a lot of effort into saving money.
- And as such, we could not
- have enough food and clothing
- For he who only makes 20 sol a week
- Cannot escape such misery.