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She thanked hym, and with ful greet humblesse / She seyde, "Sire, sith of youre gentillesse / Ye profre me to have so large a reyne, / Ne wolde nevere God bitwixe us tweyne, / As in my gilt, were outher werre or stiyf.
Indeed, the vast majority of the polysyllabic rhymes in the Squire's Tale are merely simple rhymes which match, or nearly match each other in their non-rhyming syllable count, and are therefore easily mistaken for the more complex variety of rhyme, as in doublenesse and humblesse (V.
Renaud's Prudence simply says, "je te pry que tune repelles point en ton courage seje dy chose quite desplaise" (439-40), while Chaucer's says, "I biseke yow in al humblesse that ye wol nat wilfully replie agayn my resouns, ne distempre youre herte, thogh I speke thyng that yow displese" (VII.
A close look at the sestet of Sonnet 2 further reveals that the "unquiet thought" of line 1 clearly involves something much more than psychological unrest:</p> <pre> But if in presence of that fairest proud Thou chance to come, fall lowly at her feet: And with meeke humblesse and afflicted mood, Pardon for thee.
But if in presence of that fayrest proud thou chance to come, fall lowly at her feet: and with meeke humblesse and afflicted mood, pardon for thee, and grace for me intreat.