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<Text id=PPlLan> <Author>Langland, William</Author> <Title>The Vision of Piers Plowman</Title> <Edition>A. V. C. Schmidt, editor. B text. New York: E. P. Dutton &amp; Co. Inc., 1978.</Edition> <Date>1377-1379</Date> <body> <loc><locdoc>PPlLan_Pro</locdoc> <div0 n=Prologue> <l n=P.1> In a somer seson, whan softe was the sonne,</l> <l n=P.2>I shoop me into shroudes as I a sheep were,</l> <l n=P.3>In habite as an heremite unholy of werkes,</l> <l n=P.4>Wente wide in this world wondres to here.</l> <l n=P.5>Ac on a May morwenynge on Malverne hilles</l> <l n=P.6>Me bifel a ferly, of Fairye me thoghte.</l> <l n=P.7>I was wery forwandred and wente me to reste</l> <l n=P.8>Under a brood bank by a bourne syde;</l> <l n=P.9>And as I lay and lenede and loked on the watres,</l> <l n=P.10>I slombred into a slepyng, it sweyed so murye.</l> <l n=P.11>Thanne gan I meten a merveillous swevene--</l> <l n=P.12>That I was in a wildernesse, wiste I nevere where.</l> <l n=P.13>A[c] as I biheeld into the ee . . .