Forbede us thing, and that desiren we; Preesse on us faste, and thanne wol we flee. With daunger oute we al oure chaffare: Greet prees at market maketh dere ware, And too greet chepe is holden at litel pris.
But love a womman that she woot it nought, And she wol quyte it that thow shalt nat fele; Unknowe, unkist, and lost, that is unsought.Geoffrey Chaucer
Love wol nat been constreyned by maistrye. Whan maistrie comth, the God of Love anon Beteth his wynges, and farewel he isgon!Geoffrey Chaucer
For love is mor than gold or gret richesse; Gold faileth ofte; love wol abyde.john lydgate
Ûf einem grüenen achmardî truoc si den wunsch von pardîs, bêde wurzeln unde rîs. daz was ein dinc, daz hiez der Grâl, erden wunsches überwal. Repanse de schoy si hiez, die sich der grâl tragen liez. der grâl was von sölher art: wol muoser kiusche sîn bewart, die sîn ze rehte solde pflegn: die muose valsches sich bewegn.wolfram von eschenbach
Ûf einem grüenen achmardî truoc si den wunsch von pardîs, bêde wurzeln unde rîs. daz was ein dinc, daz hiez der Grâl, erden wunsches überwal. Repanse de schoy si hiez, die sich der grâl tragen liez. der grâl was von sölher art: wol muoser kiusche sîn bewart, die sîn ze rehte solde pflegn: die muose valsches sich bewegn.Upon a green achmardi she bore the consummation of heart’s desire, its root and its blossoming – a thing called "The Gral", paradisal, transcending all earthly perfection! She whom the Gral suffered to carry itself had the name of Repanse de Schoye. Such was the nature of the Gral that she who had the care of it was required to be of perfect chastity and to have renounced all things false.
These notices had been written by Christopher Robin, who was the only one in the forest who could spell; for Owl, wise though he was in many ways, able to read and write and spell his own name wol, yet somehow went all to pieces over delicate words like MEASLES and BUTTERED TOAST.a. a. milne
Owl took Christopher Robin's notice from Rabbit and looked at it nervously. He could spell his own name wol, and he could spell Tuesday so that you knew it wasn't Wednesday, and he could read quite comfortably when you weren't looking over his shoulder and saying "Well?" all the time, and he could—a. a. milne
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