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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Clerk's Tale
lines 78-84: Lord Walter is not married


       I blame hym thus, that he considereth noght
In tyme comynge what hym myghte bityde,
80But in his lust present was al his thoght,
As for to hauke and hunte on every syde.
Wel ny alle othere cures leet he slyde;
And eek he nolde - and that was worst of alle -
Wedde no wyf, for noght that may bifalle.
       I blame him thus, that he considered naught
Of what in coming time might him betide,
80But on his present wish was all his thought,
As, he would hunt and hawk on every side;
Well-nigh all other cares would he let slide,
And would not, and this was the worst of all,
Marry a wife, for aught that might befall.





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