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> Hende is one that gave me pause. It does appear to be a word
> that has dropped out of ussage. I don't immediately
> recongnize it.

"Handy"

> > But it were only Osewold the Reve.
>
> Simple. Oswald the REVEREND! Or, as we would still say today,
> "The Rev."

"Reeve", as in Shire Reeve = Sheriff

> > He (be)gan to grucche, and blamed it a lite.
>
> He bagan to "grouch." Get grumpy. Complain.

Yeah, that's what I thought.

> This white top writeth mine old years,

= My white hair shows you how old I am

> My heart is also moldy as my hairs,
> But if I fare as doth an open-ers, -

"Open-ears"? a type of fruit, I take it

> That ilk fruit is ever longer the wear,

"ever longer the worse"?

ilke = "ill"? Or ilk = kind (of)

> Till it be rotten in mullok or in stree.

"Mullock" = muck. Dunno Stree (stray?).

> "Gleedes:" Can't guess. Context might help.

"Glades"?

> "Avauntyng" = Avarice.

A-vaunting?

> The increadible divergence between Old English and Middle
> English is certainly made apparent.

It sure is!

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