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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Manciple's Tale
lines 155-162: Phoebus does everything to please his wife


155        But now to purpos, as I first bigan:
This worthy Phebus dooth al that he kan
To plesen hir, wenynge that swich plesaunce,
And for his manhede and his governaunce,
That no man sholde han put hym from hire grace.
160But God it woot, ther may no man embrace
As to destreyne a thyng, which that nature
Hath natureelly set in a creature.
155        But now to purpose, as I first began:
This worthy Phoebus did all that a man
Could do to please, thinking that by such pleasures,
And by his manhood and his other measures
To make her love him and keep faithful, too.
160But God knows well that nothing man may do
Will ever keep restrained a thing that nature
Has made innate in any human creature.




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