GEOFFREY CHAUCER, Troilus and Criseyde, I, 100

Tratto da: Geoffrey Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde, scelta, introduzione e note a cura di A. Guidi, Mursia, Milano 1962, p. 14

Solomon saith, “Take heed who stands alone,

For if he falls, there’s none to help him rise”.

But since thou hast a friend, to him make known

Thy grief, for we can better ways devise

To win thy love in more effective wise

Than lie and weep, like Niobe the queen,

Whose tears remain in marble to be seen.