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Ma dame ye ben of Al Beaute ſhryne
Madame, you are a shrine of all beauty,
- "Never was pike so imbued in galantine / As I in love, am imbued and wounded" is an allusion to the 15th-century habit of drenching the fish in sauce. The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, vol. 1, edited by Rev. Walter W. Skea.
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