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From The Clerk's Tale, lines 1030-1036:
Walter asks Griselda how she likes his new wife
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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Clerk's Tale
lines 1037-1043: Griselda asks Walter not to test his new wife like he has tested her


       O thyng biseke I yow, and warne also
That ye ne prikke with no tormentynge
This tendre mayden, as ye han doon mo;
1040For she is fostred in hir norissynge
Moore tendrely, and to my supposynge
She koude nat adversitee endure,
As koude a povre fostred creature."
       One thing I beg, my lord, and warn also,
That you prick not, with any tormenting,
This tender maid, as you've hurt others so;
1040For she's been nurtured in her up-bringing
More tenderly, and, to my own thinking,
She could not such adversity endure
As could one reared in circumstances poor."





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From The Clerk's Tale, lines 1044-1078:
Walter is done testing Griselda and he reveals that his bride is actually her (and his) daughter
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