Marie de France
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Marie de France
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…
For what the lover would, that would the beloved; what she would ask of him that should he go before to grant. Without accord such…
Whosoever counts these Lays as fable, may be assured that I am not of his mind.
The dead and past stories that I have told again in divers fashions, are not set down without authority.
Out of five hundred who speak glibly of love, not one can spell the first letter of his name.
He who would tell divers tales must know how to vary the tune.
I love no woman, for love is a serious business, not a jest.
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…
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…
Great were the lamentation and the cry when the news of this mischance was noised about the city. Such a tumult of mourning was never…
But sweetly and discreetly love passes from person to person, from heart to heart, or it is nothing worth.
The fool shouts loudly, thinking to impress the world.
Be sure that you speak with unfeigned lips.
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…
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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