1077 And portraied in the ribanynges
1078 Of dukes storyes, and of kynges.
1079 And with a bend of gold tasseled,
1080 And knoppis fyne of gold enameled.
1081 Aboute hir nekke of gentyl entayle
1082 Was shete the riche chevesaile,
1083 In which ther was full gret plente
1084 Of stones clere and bright to see.
1085 Rychesse a girdell hadde upon,
1086 The bokele of it was of a stoon
1087 Of vertu gret, and mochel of myght;
1088 ffor who so bare the stoon so bright,
1089 Of venym durst hym no thing doute,
1090 While he the stoon hadde him Aboute.
1091 That stoon was gretly forto love,
1092 And tyl a riche man byhove
1093 Worth all the gold in Rome and Frise.
1094 The mourdaunt, wrought in noble wise,
1095 Was of a stoon full precious,
1096 That was so fyne and vertuous,
1097 That hole a man it koude make
1098 Of palasie, and of tothe Ake.
1099 And yit the stoon hadde such a grace,
1100 That he was siker in every place,