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Unformatted text preview: formel eagle first. It nedeth nought his shap yow to devyse, He shal first chese and speken in his gyse (lns. 398-399). The noble falcon is given an advantage just by his higher position in the bird hierarchy. He provides a formal speech that is much longer than the other two birds and also seems much more rehearsed. The noble falcon almost sounds like an Arthurian knight who is willing to serve his lady....
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- Fall '07