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Lord Walter says to Griselda he has to do with her daughter 'what is best'
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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Clerk's Tale
lines 498-511: Griselda submits herself to her husband's will


       Whan she had herd al this, she noght ameved
Neither in word, or chiere, or countenaunce;
500For as it semed she was nat agreved.
She seyde, "Lord, al lyth in youre plesaunce,
My child, and I, with hertely obeisaunce
Been youres al, and ye mowe save and spille
Youre owene thyng, werketh after youre wille.
       When she had heard all this, this she received
With never a word or change of countenance;
500For, as it seemed, she was in no way grieved.
She said: "Lord, all lies at your own pleasance;
My child and I, with hearty obeisance,
Are all yours, and you may save us or kill
That which is yours; do you what thing you will.

505        Ther may no thyng, God so my soule save,
Liken to yow, that may displese me,
Ne I ne desire no thyng for to have,
Ne drede for to leese, save oonly yee;
This wyl is in myn herte, and ay shal be;
510No lengthe of tyme or deeth may this deface,
Ne chaunge my corage to another place."
505       There is no thing, and so God my soul save,
That you may like displeasing unto me;
I do not wish a single thing to have,
Nor fear a thing to lose, save only ye;
This will is in my heart and aye shall be,
510Nor length of time nor death may this deface,
Nor turn my passion to another place."





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