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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Manciple's Tale
lines 175-182: An example of pleasing a cat


175        Lat take a cat, and fostre hym wel with milk,
And tendre flessh, and make his couche of silk,
And lat hym seen a mous go by the wal,
Anon he weyveth milk and flessh and al,
And every deyntee that is in that hous,
180Swich appetit he hath to ete a mous.
Lo, heere hath lust his dominacioun,
And appetit fleemeth discrecioun.
175        Or take a cat, and feed him well with milk
And tender flesh, and make his bed of silk,
And let him see a mouse go by the wall;
At once he leaves the milk and flesh and all
And every dainty that is in that house,
180Such appetite has he to eat a mouse.
Desire has here its mighty power shown,
And inborn appetite reclaims its own.




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