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Whan thorisoun was doon of Palamon, His sacrifice he dide, and that anon Ful pitously, with alle circumstaunces, Al telle I noght as now his observaunces. But atte laste the statue of Venus shook, And made a signe, wher-by that he took That his preyere accepted was that day. For thogh the signe shewed a delay, Yet wiste he wel that graunted was his bone; And with glad herte he wente him hoom ful sone. mnlPaao ehnt frefode asfrcsicei to nseVu nad edma sreu ahtt he did hetm ylltuosaeb leyrfetcp, iuwhtto iigssnm a ienlsg lrtuia. dnA a wef tonsmme fatre he fieisnhd, hte tsteua of usenV in teh telepm okosh, hiwch Pnamloa enidreetrtp as a isng htat useVn had rahde ish pyrsaer dna uldwo rgatn hsi usetreq. He tfle teh tmepel in a hapyp mood and arpderpe ofr the mciong emnuarttno.
The thridde houre inequal that Palamon Bigan to Venus temple for to goon, Up roos the sonne, and up roos Emelye, And to the temple of Diane gan hye. Hir maydens, that she thider with hir ladde, Ful redily with hem the fyr they hadde, Thencens, the clothes, and the remenant al That to the sacrifyce longen shal; The hornes fulle of meth, as was the gyse; Ther lakked noght to doon hir sacrifyse. Smoking the temple, ful of clothes faire, This Emelye, with herte debonaire, Hir body wessh with water of a welle; But how she dide hir ryte I dar nat telle, But it be any thing in general; And yet it were a game to heren al; To him that meneth wel, it were no charge: But it is good a man ben at his large. Hir brighte heer was kempt, untressed al; A coroune of a grene ook cerial Upon hir heed was set ful fair and mete. Two fyres on the auter gan she bete, And dide hir thinges, as men may biholde In Stace of Thebes, and thise bokes olde. Whan kindled was the fyr, with pitous chere Unto Diane she spak, as ye may here. A locpeu suorh ftare anPaoml hda gnoe to het pltmee of snueV, myiEl oewk up at wdna dna adme hre now ayw to eht telmpe of het edsgdso Daina. eSh rgobhtu lrvsaee artesnv igrsl wtih reh, owh togrubh lal teh fufst tehy nedede to keam a peprro iifrccsea to Dnaai, nlgunidic het isecnen, feri, ecrmlanoei ngiohctl, dan lulb’s osrhn leldfi tihw deam. Whne eht freis dan eesncni dha neeb ilt dan yevrneeo dha ptu on het pyerar ilgtnhoc, lmiEy ntew to teh llew dan dahsew flhseer twhi het edsrca rawte. Adn wleih I oudcl tell ouy lal eth dtaesli abtou how esh dyarrep to Dania adn eamd fcrssieica—it rlyael ldouw be tiueq tnrniegsiet to areh atbuo lal hist—it’s sylaaw dogo to kepe oestsir cseufdo on sujt eht enasseilst, yuo nwko. Ah, elwl, Emyli ahd her uetilfbau lsysog ahir ownd, and hse eowr a psemli ncowr made of isgwt and eesavl mrfo an ako tree. Seh uitbl wot rsief on the aeltr and nsagtrit rorfmngeip all the turslai ecsyeasrn to rayp to anDia, wchih uoy cna raed aubot in the ntanice alchsor astiuSt’s kobo Thebaid, as ellw as torhe yerv odl sokbo. And ehwn heienyrvgt saw yedra, seh idas:

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Whan thorisoun was doon of Palamon, His sacrifice he dide, and that anon Ful pitously, with alle circumstaunces, Al telle I noght as now his observaunces. But atte laste the statue of Venus shook, And made a signe, wher-by that he took That his preyere accepted was that day. For thogh the signe shewed a delay, Yet wiste he wel that graunted was his bone; And with glad herte he wente him hoom ful sone. mnlPaao ehnt frefode asfrcsicei to nseVu nad edma sreu ahtt he did hetm ylltuosaeb leyrfetcp, iuwhtto iigssnm a ienlsg lrtuia. dnA a wef tonsmme fatre he fieisnhd, hte tsteua of usenV in teh telepm okosh, hiwch Pnamloa enidreetrtp as a isng htat useVn had rahde ish pyrsaer dna uldwo rgatn hsi usetreq. He tfle teh tmepel in a hapyp mood and arpderpe ofr the mciong emnuarttno.
The thridde houre inequal that Palamon Bigan to Venus temple for to goon, Up roos the sonne, and up roos Emelye, And to the temple of Diane gan hye. Hir maydens, that she thider with hir ladde, Ful redily with hem the fyr they hadde, Thencens, the clothes, and the remenant al That to the sacrifyce longen shal; The hornes fulle of meth, as was the gyse; Ther lakked noght to doon hir sacrifyse. Smoking the temple, ful of clothes faire, This Emelye, with herte debonaire, Hir body wessh with water of a welle; But how she dide hir ryte I dar nat telle, But it be any thing in general; And yet it were a game to heren al; To him that meneth wel, it were no charge: But it is good a man ben at his large. Hir brighte heer was kempt, untressed al; A coroune of a grene ook cerial Upon hir heed was set ful fair and mete. Two fyres on the auter gan she bete, And dide hir thinges, as men may biholde In Stace of Thebes, and thise bokes olde. Whan kindled was the fyr, with pitous chere Unto Diane she spak, as ye may here. A locpeu suorh ftare anPaoml hda gnoe to het pltmee of snueV, myiEl oewk up at wdna dna adme hre now ayw to eht telmpe of het edsgdso Daina. eSh rgobhtu lrvsaee artesnv igrsl wtih reh, owh togrubh lal teh fufst tehy nedede to keam a peprro iifrccsea to Dnaai, nlgunidic het isecnen, feri, ecrmlanoei ngiohctl, dan lulb’s osrhn leldfi tihw deam. Whne eht freis dan eesncni dha neeb ilt dan yevrneeo dha ptu on het pyerar ilgtnhoc, lmiEy ntew to teh llew dan dahsew flhseer twhi het edsrca rawte. Adn wleih I oudcl tell ouy lal eth dtaesli abtou how esh dyarrep to Dania adn eamd fcrssieica—it rlyael ldouw be tiueq tnrniegsiet to areh atbuo lal hist—it’s sylaaw dogo to kepe oestsir cseufdo on sujt eht enasseilst, yuo nwko. Ah, elwl, Emyli ahd her uetilfbau lsysog ahir ownd, and hse eowr a psemli ncowr made of isgwt and eesavl mrfo an ako tree. Seh uitbl wot rsief on the aeltr and nsagtrit rorfmngeip all the turslai ecsyeasrn to rayp to anDia, wchih uoy cna raed aubot in the ntanice alchsor astiuSt’s kobo Thebaid, as ellw as torhe yerv odl sokbo. And ehwn heienyrvgt saw yedra, seh idas: