Unformatted text preview: With the marriage arranged and her journey to begin, Constance is close to despair at leaving her family, friends, and Rome, but being a dutiful and faithful daughter, she commends herself to the journey, relying upon "Jesus Christ who died for our salvation, / Give me the strength of purpose to fulfill / His wishes" ("But Crist, that starf for our redempcion / So yeve me grace his heestes to fulfille"). Meanwhile, the Sultan's mother, who would rather die than give up her religion for the sake of a foreign girl, arranges with her councilors to pretend to accept the new religion until the wedding feast, at which time they will attack and slay the Christians. At the celebration following the wedding ceremony, the evil conspirators of the Sultan's mother sweep down on the Christians and kill them all, including the young Sultan. Lady Constance escapes sweep down on the Christians and kill them all, including the young Sultan....
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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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