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Geoffrey Chaucer (1342 - 1400):
Troilus and Criseyde
Book III, lines 1555-1582: Pandarus congratulates Criseyde and plays with her


1555Pandare, a-morwe which that comen was
Un-to his nece, and gan hir fayre grete,
Seyde, `Al this night so reyned it, allas!
That al my drede is that ye, nece swete,
Han litel layser had to slepe and mete;
1560Al night,' quod he, `hath reyn so do me wake,
That som of us, I trowe, hir hedes ake.'

And ner he com, and seyde, `How stont it now
This mery morwe, nece, how can ye fare?'
Criseyde answerde, `Never the bet for yow,
1565Fox that ye been, God yeve youre herte care!
God help me so, ye caused al this fare,
Trow I,' quod she, `for alle your wordes whyte;
O! Who-so seeth yow knoweth yow ful lyte!'

With that she gan hir face for to wrye
1570With the shete, and wex for shame al reed;
And Pandarus gan under for to prye,
And seyde, `nece, if that I shal be deed,
Have here a swerd, and smyteth of myn heed.'
With that his arm al sodeynly he thriste
1575Under hir nekke, and at the laste hir kiste.

I passe al that which chargeth nought to seye,
What! God foryaf his deeth, and she al so
Foryaf, and with hir uncle gan to pleye,
For other cause was ther noon than so.
1580But of this thing right to the effect to go,
Whan tyme was, hoom til hir hous she wente,
And Pandarus hath fully his entente.





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Troilus thanks Pandarus for his concern
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