Stanza 58


No analogue


sat expertam care fidem coniugis experiendi altius et iterum atque iterum retentandi.

to try more deeply the fidelity of his dear wife, which had been sufficiently made known by experience, and to test it again and again.


He hadde assayed hir ynogh bifore,
And foond hir evere good; what neded it
Hir for to tempte, and alwey moore and moore,
Though som men preise it for a subtil wit?
But as for me, I seye that yvele it sit
To assaye a wyf whan that it is no nede,
And putten hire in angwyssh and in drede.

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