He wolde the see were kept for any thing
Bitwixe Middelburgh and Orewelle.

from Geoffrey Chaucer – The Canterbury Tales (General Prologue) on Rap Genius

Meaning

(=He would give anything to keep the trade route / Between Middelburg and Orwell)

The port of Middelburg in Holland was a foreign staple port, meaning wool was allowed to be exported through it:

It was opposite Orwell in England.

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