„But he who does not let his infirmity be known can scarcely expect to receive a cure. Love is an invisible wound within the body, and, since it has its source in nature, it is a long-lasting ill.“

—  Marie de France, Guigemar

Mes ki ne mustre s'enferté
A peine en peot aver santé:
Amur est plaie dedenz cors,
E si ne piert nïent defors.
Ceo est un mal que lunges tient,
Pur ceo que de nature vient.
"Guigemar", line 481; p. 49.
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Mes ki ne mustre s'enferté A peine en peot aver santé: Amur est plaie dedenz cors, E si ne piert nïent defors. Ceo est un mal que lunges tient, Pur ceo que de nature vient.

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