(Herry) Mine host in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. When the poet began the second “Fit” of the Rime of Sir Thopas, Herry Baillif interrupts him with unmitigated contempt:
No mor of this, for Goddes dignitie! Quod our host, for thou makest me So wery ... that Mine eerës asken for thy nasty speeche.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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