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'Fairest and dearest, your wrath and anger are more heavy than I can bear but learn that I cannot tell what you wish me to say without sinning against my honour too grievously.'


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'There are divers men who make a great show of loyalty, and pretend to such discretion in the hidden things they hear, that at the end folk come to put faith in them.'


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'If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!'


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'If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!'


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'Now will I rehearse before you a very ancient Breton Lay. As the tale was told to me, so, in turn, will I tell it over again, to the best of my art and knowledge. Hearken now to my story, its why and its reason.'


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'If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!'


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'For above all things Love means sweetness, and truth, and measure yea, loyalty to the loved one and to your word. And because of this I dare not meddle with so high a matter.'

 

 

 

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