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Pierce the Ploughman's Crede


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An alliterative poem dating from the last decade of the 14th cent., influenced by Langland, to whom it pays tribute, and attacking the friars. It contains the most effective piece of social criticism in Middle English, in its lines describing the hardships of the ploughman and his wife.

Subjects: Literature.


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