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Unformatted text preview: Arveragus, a noble, prosperous, and courageous knight, desires a wife. He finds and marries a beautiful young maiden, Dorigen, and the two vow that they will always respect each other and practice the strictest forbearance towards one another's words and actions. Sometime after the wedding, the knight goes to England and is gone for two years. While her husband is away, Dorigen weeps, fasts, and laments his absence. In her grief, she often sits on the shore. Looking at the bare rocks near the shore, where so many lives have been lost, she becomes apprehensive for her own husband's safety. One day, Dorigen consents to join friends on a picnic where a dance is staged. At the dance is Aurelius, "the most handsome man alive, young, strong, and wealthy . . . discreet and popular," who has secretly loved Dorigen for two years. Finally, Aurelius reveals his love, but Dorigen repudiates his has secretly loved Dorigen for two years....
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This note was uploaded on 12/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
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