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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Clerk's Tale
lines 736-756: Lord Walter orders to counterfeit and produce a papal bull that orders him to remarry


       Whan that his doghter twelf yeer was of age,
He to the court of Rome in subtil wyse
Enformed of his wyl sente his message,
Comaundynge hem swiche bulles to devyse
740As to his crueel purpos may suffyse,
How that the pope as for his peples reste
Bad hym to wedde another, if hym leste.
       Now when his daughter was twelve years of age,
He to the court of Rome in subtle wise
Informed of his design sent his message,
Commanding them such bulls they should devise
740As for his cruel purpose would suffice,
How that the pope, for Walter's people's rest,
Bade him to wed another, and the best.

       I seye, he bad they sholde countrefete
The popes bulles, makynge mencioun
745That he hath leve his firste wyf to lete
As by the popes dispensacioun,
To stynte rancour and dissencioun
Bitwixe his peple and hym, thus seyde the bulle,
The which they han publiced atte fulle.
       I say, he ordered they should counterfeit
A papal bull and set it forth therein
745That he had to leave his first wife now to quit,
By papal dispensation, with no sin,
To stop all such dissension as did win
Between his folk and him; thus said the bull,
The which thing they did publish to the full.

750        The rude peple, as it no wonder is,
Wenden ful wel that it hadde be right so;
But whan thise tidynges cam to Grisildis,
I deeme that hir herte was ful wo.
But she, ylike sad for everemo,
755Disposed was, this humble creature,
The adversitee of Fortune al t'endure,
750        The ignorant people, as no wonder is,
Supposed of course that things were even so;
But when Griselda's ears caught word of this,
I judge that then her heart was filled with woe.
But she, for ever steadfast, still did show
755Herself disposed, this humble meek creature,
The adversity of Fortune to endure.





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