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After four years, Griselda gives birth to a son
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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Clerk's Tale
lines 617-630: Two years later, Walter tests his wife Griselda once more


       Whan it was two yeer old, and fro the brest
Departed of his norice, on a day
This markys caughte yet another lest
620To tempte his wyf yet ofter if he may.
O, nedelees was she tempted in assay!
But wedded men ne knowe no mesure,
Whan that they fynde a pacient creature.
       When he was two years old and from the breast
Weaned by his nurse, it chanced upon a day
This marquis had another wish to test
620And try his wife yet further, so they say.
Oh, needless her temptation in this way!
But wedded men no measure can observe
When they've a wife who's patient and will serve.

       "Wyf," quod this markys, "ye han herd er this
625My peple sikly berth oure mariage;
And namely sith my sone yboren is,
Now is it worse than evere in al oure age.
The murmur sleeth myn herte and my corage,
For to myne eres comth the voys so smeerte,
630That it wel ny destroyed hath myn herte.
       "Wife," said this marquis, "you have heard before,
625My people bear our marriage with ill-will;
Particularly since my son you bore
Now it is worse than ever, all this ill.
Their murmurs all my heart and courage kill,
For to my ears come words so aimed to smart
630That they have well-nigh broken all my heart.





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Walter explains there are doubts about his son's nobleness
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