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Her letter now is seal'd, and on it writ (1332)

'At Ardea to my lord with mote than haste.' (1333)

The post attends, and she delivers it, (1334)

Charging the sour-faced groom to hie as fast (1335)

As lagging fowls before the northern blast:
Speed more than speed but dull and slow she deems: (1337)

Extremity still urgeth such extremes.

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