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From The Man of Law's Tale, lines 484-497:
Why has Constance not drowned while drifting at sea?
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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Man of Law's Tale
lines 498-504: Why was Constance not starved while drifting at sea?


       Where myghte this womman mete and drynke have?
Thre yeer and moore how lasteth hir vitaille?
500Who fedde the Egypcien Marie in the cave,
Or in desert? No wight but Crist, sanz faille.
Fyve thousand folk it was as greet mervaille
With loves fyve and fisshes two to feede;
God sente his foyson at hir grete neede.
       Where might this woman get her drink and meat?
Three years and more, how lasted her supply?
500Who gave Egyptian Mary food to eat
In cave desert? None but Christ, say I.
Five thousand folk, the gospels testify,
On five loaves and two fishes once did feed.
And thus God sent abundance for her need.





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Constance's ship runs ashore and she finds asylum
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