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Constance's pity and woe
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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Man of Law's Tale
lines 316-322: Constance leaves for Syria


       To ship is brought this woful faire mayde
Solempnely, with every circumstance,
"Now Jesu Crist be with yow alle," she seyde.
Ther nys namoore but, "Farewel faire Custance!"
320She peyneth hir to make good contenance,
And forth I lete hir saille in this manere,
And turne I wole agayn to my matere.
       To ship is brought this fair and woeful maid,
Full decorously, with every circumstance.
"Now Jesus Christ be with you all," she said;
And there's no more, save "Farewell, fair Constance!"
320She strove to keep a cheerful countenance,
And forth I let her sail in this manner,
And turn again to matters far from her.





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