I may be nearly 6 foot but am not a model-sized woman, and even us tall and supposedly “lythe” or “slim and sexy” women have major insecurities.
We caught between us about twenty pounds of cod and lythe, and out in that dancing blue sea I took a cheerier view of things.
Ther lythe Thobye the prophete, of whom Holy Writt spekethe offe.
Now schall I seye zou also the weye, that gothe fro Babiloyne to the Mount of Synay, where Seynte Kateryne lythe.
And at Stragera lythe Aristotle; and there is an awtier upon his toumbe: and there maken men grete festes of hym every zeer, as thoughe he were a seynt.
Seynte Marie Egipcyane; and there sche lythe in a tombe.
And undre that chirche, in goenge doun be 22 degrees, lythe Joachym, oure ladyes fader, in a faire tombe of ston: and there besyde, lay somtyme
Also the chirche, where seynt Thomas lythe, is bothe gret and fair, and alle fulle of grete simulacres: and tho ben grete ymages, that thei clepen here goddes; of the whiche, the leste is als gret as 2 men.
And the crowne lythe in a vesselle of cristalle richely dyghte.
For there are many of hem broken and fallen into the vesselle, that the croune lythe in: for thei breken for dryenesse, whan men meven hem, to schewen hem to grete lords, that comen thidre.