• Al the povere peple tho pescoddes fetten; Benes and baken apples thei broghte in hir lappe, Chibolles and chervelles and ripe chiries manye, And profrede Piers this present to plese with Hunger.

    c.1378 A description of the sin of Envy. Piers Plowman (B text), 'Passus 6,' l.291-4. (pescoddes = pea-pod, fetten = fetched, chibolles = springonions, chervelles = chervil, plese withHunger = please hunger with)