Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Where, indeed.

From Robert Henryson's The Testament of Cresseid, the Scottish fan-fiction sequel to Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde. Backstory: To punish Criseyde for her misdeeds, the gods have decided that she should be stricken with leprosy; she is run out of town and must live in a leper-lodge. She is not pleased:
Where now is thy chamber pleasantly furnished,
With excellent bed and handsomely embroidered tapestry furniture-coverings?
l. 416-7.

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