Stanza 124


ella rivestitiglisi, a' piccoli servigi della paterna casa si diede sí come far soleva, con forte animo sostenendo il fiero assalto della nemica fortuna.

and she, having resumed them, applied herself to the petty drudgery of her father's house, as she had been wont, enduring with fortitude this cruel visitation of adverse Fortune.


Mansit illa cum patre paucos dies equanimitate et humilitate mirabili, ita ut nullum in ea signum animi tristioris, nullum vestigium fortune prosperioris extaret,

She remained with her father a few days, showing marvelous equanimity and kindness; for she gave no sign of the sadness of her heart and showed no trace of her more favorable lot,


Thus with hir fader for a certeyn space
Dwelleth this flour of wyfly pacience,
That neither by hir wordes ne hir face,
Biforn the folk, ne eek in hir absence,
Ne shewed she that hir was doon offence,
Ne of hir heighe estaat no remembraunce
Ne hadde she, as by hir contenaunce.

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