"For Narcisus, shortly to telle, By aventure com to that welle To reste him..."

"For Narcisus, shortly to telle, By aventure com to that welle To reste him..."
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"For Narcisus, shortly to telle, By aventure com to that welle To reste him..."

from: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer (P. 259) -  1958
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"For Narcisus, shortly to telle,
By aventure com to that welle
To reste him in that shadowing
A day, whan he com fro hunting." (p. 258)

"He quitte him wel his guerdon there;
For he so musede in the welle,
That, shortly al the sothe to telle,
He lovede his owne shadowe so,
That atte laste he starf for wo.
For whan he saugh that he his wille
Mighte in no maner wey fulfille,
And that he was so faste caught
That he him couthe comfort naught,
He loste his wit right in that place,
And deyde within a litel space.
And thus his warisoun he took
For the lady that he forsook." (p. 259)