Lancelot on "love peramours"


"And as for to sey to take my pleasaunce with peramours that woll I refuse in prencipall for drede of God for knyghtes that bene adventures sholde nat be advoutrers nothir lecherous for than they be nat happy nother fortunate unto the werrys for other they shall be overcom with a sympler kyght than they be hemself other ellys they shall sle by unhappe and hir cursednesse bettir men than they be hemself and so who that usyth peramours shall be unhappy and all thynge unhappy that is aboute them” (105r/270-1).