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"Men may conseile a womman to be oon,
But conseiling nis no comandement.
He putte it in in oure owene juggement.
For hadde God comanded maidenhede,
Thanne hadde he dampned wedding with the deede;
And certes, if there were no seed ysowe,
Virginitee, thanne whereof shold it growe?"