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From The Manciple's Tale, lines 240-261:
The crow witnesses the adultery and tells Phoebus about it
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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Manciple's Tale
lines 262-270: Phoebus kills his wife


       This Phebus gan aweyward for to wryen,
And thoughte his sorweful herte brast atwo,
His bowe he bente and sette ther inne a flo,
265And in his ire his wyf thanne hath he slayn.
This is th'effect, ther is namoore to sayn,
For sorwe of which he brak his mynstralcie,
Bothe harpe, and lute, and gyterne, and sautrie,
And eek he brak hise arwes and his bowe,
270And after that thus spak he to the crowe.
       Then Phoebus turned away in sad surprise;
He thought his wretched heart would break for woe;
His bow he bent and set there an arrow,
265And in his angry mood his wife did slay.
This the result; there is no more to say;
For grief of which he ceased his minstrelsy,
Broke harp and lute, gittern and psaltery;
And, too, he broke his arrows and his bow.
270And after that he spoke thus to the crow.




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Phoebus turns his rage against his crow
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