The Canterbury Tales: The Second Nun's Tale
This mayden, bright Cecilie, as hir lyf seith,
Was comen of Romayns, and of noble kynde,
And from hir cradel up fostred in the feith
Of Crist, and bar his gospel in hir mynde.
(120 – 123)
'If that yow list, the aungel shul ye see,
So that ye trowe in Crist, and yow baptize.'
(170 – 171)
'O lord, o feith, o God, withouten mo,
O Cristendom, and fader of alle also,
Aboven alle, and over alle, everywhere.'
Whan this was rad, thanne seyde this olde man,
'Leevestow this thyn or no? sey ye or nay?'
'I leeve al this thyng,' quod Valerian,
'For sother thyng than this, I dar wel say,
Under the hevene no wight thynke may.'
(207 – 214)