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The Knight’s Tale
Music: John Marsh
Two noble youths of ancient Thebes fall for the same princess.

ONCE upon a time, some widowed noblewomen begged Theseus, King of Athens, to avenge the death of their husbands by sacking the city of Thebes. Theseus obliged, and captured two wounded Theban youths, Arcite and Palamon, whom he imprisoned in Athens.

One day Emily, the Queen’s sister, passed by their prison. Arcite fell hopelessly in love with her on first sight, and his sighs brought Palamon to the window.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Bear. Bare.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Court. Bear. Guard.

Use together in one sentence: Court. Back. Cousin.

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