Citations:contree

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Old French citations of contree

circa 1200, Thomas of Britain, Tristan:

Porpense soi qu'il porra faire,
Com la porra a soi atraire,
Car n'ose aler en sa contree.
He was thinking of what he could do,
How he would attract her to him,
For he dared not go to her country.

circa 1180, Chrétien de Troyes, Yvain ou le Chevalier au Lion:

Ainsi est en la queste entree
Et trespassa mainte contree
C'onques nouveles n'en aprinst,
And so she started her quest
She went across many lands
But was unable to have any news,

circa 1200, Marie de France, Lai d'Equitan:

En la cuntree ala chacier[,]
La u li seneschal maneit,
El chastel u la dame esteit,
herberjat li reis la nuit[.]
He went in the country hunting
There where the senechal lived
The castle where the lady lived
Was where stayed the king.