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It is no wonder that she was in a quandary, when she knew to her sorrow that the man in the world 66 Amadas and Ydoine she loved the most was so near to her, mad and insane. It would be a cruel torment to see him, but letting him pass by would be most grievous; on both sides she was quite dismayed. Nevertheless she arose, in great fear and dread, completely at a loss. Sad and distraught, she put her head out the window. (3129) In great sorrow, she saw from her vantage point the man she loved most in the world, for whom she lamented so often, coming shamefully and churlishly up the road, against his will.

Tell me about her at once! Ó (1728) The page was pensive and reluctant to reply, for he was afraid to reveal the truth. Nevertheless he answered after a moment, for he didnÕt dare delay: ÒMy lord,Ó he said, ÒI will tell you, for I know the truth about her. She sends to you, her sweetheart, as many heartfelt greetings as have been sent to any lover since the time of the first sweethearts. She sends you as many love greetings as the saddest lover now under heaven. She sends word to you that she has been engaged and soon will be married: the count of Nevers is to take her in four days at the latest.

2879) Garinet traveled joyfully and went straight to Nevers; he had set out in sorrow, but now he returned most happily. The Countess still languished, lovesick and distraught. She felt more sorrow than Tristan did for Iseult or she for him when she loved him most. Garinet came through the door and greeted her at once, and when she saw him all her heart was troubled with joy and sorrow. She felt both joy and fear, since she did not know if Amadas was dead or alive. If he was alive, she would go to cure him, no matter how far away he was.

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