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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Clerk's Tale
lines 512-525: Walter leaves and sends a sergeant to Griselda's room


       Glad was this markys of hir answeryng,
But yet he feyned as he were nat so.
Al drery was his cheere and his lookyng,
515Whan that he sholde out of the chambre go.
Soone after this, a furlong wey or two,
He prively hath toold al his entente
Unto a man, and to his wyf hym sente.
       Glad was this marquis of her answering,
And yet he feigned as if he were not so;
All dreary were his face and his bearing
515When it came time from chamber he should go.
Soon after this, a quarter-hour or so,
He privily told all of his intent
Unto a man, whom to his wife he sent.

       A maner sergeant was this privee man,
520The which that feithful ofte he founden hadde
In thynges grete, and eek swich folk wel kan
Doon execucioun on thynges badde.
The lord knew wel that he hym loved and dradde;-
And whan this sergeant wiste the lordes wille,
525Into the chambre he stalked hym ful stille.
       A kind of sergeant was this serving man,
520Who had proved often faithful, as he'd found,
In matters great, and such men often can
Do evil faithfully, as can a hound.
The lord knew this man loved him and was bound;
And when this sergeant learned his lordship's will
525He stalked into the chamber, grim and still.





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The sergeant says to Griselda he has come to take the child
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