Unformatted text preview: 1. “Equitan enjoyed a fine reputation and was greatly loved in his land. He adored pleasure and amorous dalliance: for this reason he upheld the principles of chivalry”. 1 2. “In Brittany there lived a baron whom I have heard greatly praised. He was a good and handsome knight who conducted himself nobly. He was one of his lord’s closest advisers and was well loved by all the neighbours. As his wedded wife he had a woman who was worthy and attractive in appearance.” 2 3. “When she reached the age when Nature forms beauty, there was no fairer, no more curtly girl in Brittany, for she was noble and cultivate, both in appearance and in speech. No one who had seen her would have failed to love and admire her greatly.” 3 1 The Lais of Marie de France , ch. 2, p56 2 The Lais of Marie de France , ch. 4, p68 3 The Lais of Marie de France , ch. 3, p64...
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- Fall '11
- Nobility, The Lais of Marie de France, Aristocracy