"Madame, quod he, by God that this world made..."

"Madame, quod he, by God that this world made..."
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"Madame, quod he, by God that this world made..."

from: The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer (P. 163) -  1958
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"Madame, quod he, by God that this world made,
So that I wiste it myghte youre herte glade,
I wolde, that day that youre Arveragus
Wente over the see, that I, Aurelius,
Hadde went ther nevere I sholde have come agayn;
For wel I woot my servyce is in vayn.
My guerdoun is but brestyng of myn herte;
Madame, reweth upon my peynes smerte;
For with a word ye may me sleen or save,
Heere at youre feet God wolde that I were grave!
I ne have as now no leyser moore to seye;
Have mercy, sweete, or ye wol do me deye!" (p. 163)