Amis and Amiloun

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A late 13th‐cent. romance of 2,508 lines, adapted from an Anglo‐Norman lay, about the virtue of friendship. Morris and Pater both tell the story as Amis and Amile. Amis and Amiloun are foster‐brothers whose love withstands trial and sacrifice.

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