Certes, ther is noon so horrible synne of man that it ne may in his lyf he destroyed by penitence, thurgh
vertu of the passion and of the deeth of Crist.
that esily and weel Kan in the space of o day natureel-This is to seyn, in foure and twenty houres- Wher-so yow lyst, in droghte or elles shoures, Beren youre body into every place To which youre herte wilneth for to pace, Withouten wem of yow, thurgh
foul or fair; Or, if yow lyst to fleen as hye in the air As dooth an egle whan hym list to soore, This same steede shal bere yow evere moore, Withouten harm, til ye be ther yow leste, Though that ye slepen on his bak or reste, And turne ayeyn with writhyng of a pyn (V: 115-127).
comments Joanna Rice on Dorigen's lament that begins with the line "Eterne God, that thurgh
thy purveiaunce" (FranT 965).
I Anima Bona: Whanne hadde we, lorde that all has wroght, Meete and drinke the with to feede, Sen we in erthe hadde neuere noght But thurgh
the grace of thy Godhede?
And so bifel, by aventure or cas, That thurgh
a wyndow, thikke of many a barre Of iren greet and square as any sparre, He cast his eye upon Emelya, And therwithal he bleynte and cride, "A
Twies a day it passed thurgh
his throte, To scoleward and homward whan he wente.
so wel cowde noman seie, / Which mihte sette hire in the weie / Of loves occupacion / Thurgh
non ymaginacion; / That scole wolde sche noght knowe' (lines 1255-9).
I meved was shortly in sentement By precept first and commaundement Of the nobly prince and manly man, Which is so knyghtly & so moche can, My lord ofWarrewyk, so prudent & wise, Beyng present that tyme at Parys Whan he was than repaired agein From Seint Iulian of Mavns, oute of Mayn, Resorted home, as folkys telle conne, From the castell that he had[de] wonne Thurgh
his knyghthode and his hy noblesse, And thurgh
his wysdom & his hy prowesse.
65 Bot thurgh
pe might of my strong hond May pei neuer paim selue vnbynde; Ther-for brek wole I pat bonde, To loke gyf man kan yit be kynde.
Singing the song is already at this point described as rather mechanical, produced as if unthinkingly: "twies a day it passed thurgh
his throte" (VII: 547), which implies an unconscious rather than a deliberate action.
come here they shall & hyde thurgh
the vertu of marke luke .
Th'angel saide: 'Ne dred thee nought, Thurgh
th'Holi Gost shal ben y-wrought, This ilke thing Wherof tiding Ich bringe; Al mankin worth y-bought Thurgh
thy swete childinge, And out of pine y-brought.