Experience, though noon auctoritee
Were in this world, were right ynogh to me
To speke of wo that is in marriage; For lordynges, sith I twelf yeer was of age,
Thonked be God, that is eterne on lyve,
Husbondes at chirche dore, I have had fyve-
For I so ofte have ywedded bee-
And alle were worthy men in hir degree.