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(Lines 304-434)

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316 Have hire in his armes bolt upright;

328 And telleth hire that chaffare is so deere

330 For he was bounden in a reconyssaunce

334 A certeyn frankes; and somme with him he ladde.

341 As freendes doon whan they been met yfeere.

366 Creanced hath, and payd eek in Parys

372 A thousand frankes aboven al his costage.

408 To doon therwith myn honour and my prow,

431 But, by thy lyf, ne be namoore so large.

 

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