To geue a young wenche to an olde feble
To gyfue a yonge wenche to an olde fiebyle
To ȝeve ȝong[a] ȝong Mayde / to an old baslard.F.6.293: Though it is possible that F's baslard reflects a slang usage unrecorded elsewhere, he probably meant to write bosard, "buzzard, old fool." See F7.285. Bx reads "an olde feble." What we have interpreted as <s> could equally well be an <f>.