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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Man of Law's Tale
lines 1121-1127: Constance's son Maurice is the future emperor of Rome


       This child Maurice was sithen emperour
Maad by the pope, and lyved cristenly.
To Cristes chirche he dide greet honour;
But I lete all his storie passen by-
1125Of Custance is my tale specially-
In the olde Romayn geestes may men fynde
Maurices lyf; I bere it noght in mynde.
       This child Maurice was, since then, emperor
Made by the pope, and lived right christianly.
Unto Christ's Church he did a great honour;
But I let all his story pass me by.
1125Of Constance is my tale, especially.
In ancient Roman histories men may find
The life of Maurice; I've it not in mind.





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