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The Mistress of Rosecliffe
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BOOK IPretty mouth to sing a song, eyebrows delicate and long, Bodies made for bodies' bliss, sweet smooth faces, warm to kiss, Loving music, well they may, upon the lute or tabor play, Swift in love and swift in quarrel, and deliciously immoral.
--FROM A MEDIEVAL HAUSBUCHONEROSECLIFFE CASTLE, WALES OCTOBER, A.D. 1154
ISOLDE STOOD AMIDST THE CLAMOR OF WORKMEN SWARMING the chapel, her face puckered in a faint frown of concentration. The improvements progressed anon. But every task seemed to take twice as long as she anticipated. Still and