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From The Canterbury Tales:
The Man of Law's Tale
lines 778-784: About the king's mother's badness


       O Donegild, I ne have noon Englissh digne
Unto thy malice and thy tirannye;
780And therfore to the feend I thee resigne,
Lat hym enditen of thy traitorie!
Fy, mannysh, fy? - O nay, by God, I lye -
Fy, feendlych spirit! for I dar wel telle,
Thogh thou heere walke, thy spirit is in helle.
       O Donegild, there is no English mine
Fit for your malice and your tyranny!
780Therefore you to the devil I do resign,
Let him go write of your foul treachery!
Fie, mannish women! Nay, by God, I lie!
Fie, fiendish spirit, for I dare well tell,
Though you walk here, your spirit is in Hell!





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