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Stickler, you say you're reminded of Chaucer... but then what do you think? Is it unintelligible to you, or quite the opposite?
I've never read Chaucer before, but scanning through this passage, I find it remarkably plain English ("as plain as can be expected" from a poem). The spelling is fun, though distracting, and if I really wanted to digest this passage I'd rewrite first - but it wouldn't be very hard.