You say some men desire for us wealth,
some for our shapeliness, and some for our beauty,
some want a woman because she can sing or dance,
some because she is well-bred and flirtatious,
some like her hands and her graceful arms;
thus we all fo to the devil by your account,
You say no one can keep a castle wall
when it is assailed all around for so long a time.
And if she is ugly you say that she
covets every man she sees;
for she will leap on him like a spaniel
until she finds some man who will buy her wares;
there is no goose swimming in the lake, you say,
that is so gray it cannot find a mate.