885 This god of love of his fasoun
886 Was lyke no knave, ne quystroun;
887 His beaute gretly was to preyse.
888 But of his robe to devise
889 I drede encombred forto be.
890 ffor nought clad in silk was he,
891 But all in floures and in flourettes,
892 Y-painted al with Amorettes; (line missing in MS)
893 And with losynges and scochouns,
894 With briddes, lybardes, and lyouns,
895 And other beestis wrought ful well.
896 His garnement was everydell
897 Portreied and wrought with floures,
898 By dyvers medlyng of coloures.
899 ffloures there were of many gise
900 Sett by compas in Assise;
901 Ther lakkide no flour, to my dome,
902 Ne nought so mych as flour of brome,
903 Ne violete, ne eke pervynke,
904 Ne flour noon, that man can on thynke,
905 And many a rose leef ful longe
906 Was entermelled theramonge:
907 And also on his heed was sette
908 Of roses rede a chapelett.