Et in Arcadia ego
Et in Arcadia ego
Et in Arcadia ego Even in Arcadia there am I 
'Wepyng and waylyng, 'Weeping and wailing,
care and oother sorwe care and other sorrow
I knowe ynogh, on even I know enough, in the evening
and a-morwe,' and the morning.'
Quod the Marchant, 'and so doon said the Merchant, 'and so does
oother mo many another
That wedded been.' who has been married.'
Une femme parfaite
A perfect Woman, nobly planned,
To warn, to comfort, and command;
And yet a Spirit still, and bright
With something of angelic light.
From obscure origin appears,
a tranquillity not surpassed,
with only virtue in arrears.
Instructed and morals to last –
admiration is thus fanned.
A perfect Woman, nobly planned.
Her arms are strong and she is fit,
her stamina unlimited,
not only work, but hearts to lift.
At her hearth you will be admitted,
welcome to man of blue blood strand –
To warn, to comfort, and command.
Her tears she may hide from the world,
cruel in its assessment of her,
leaving her golden heart in the cold.
Her true value measured in myrrh.
Her ready smile to set things right
and yet a Spirit still, and bright.
Love, only arrow in her bow
to teach us the lessons of life
and that we shall reap what we sow.
Testimony to the perfect wife.
She inspires all to a new height
with something of angelic light.
 An example of memento mori , a cautionary reminder of the transitory nature of life and the inevitability of death.
"Bliss for medieval man was a heavenly not a worldly condition. When medieval poetry or painting looked at rural life, it was for something charming and simple, not a dream of perfection. Medieval man had to die to be happy." ~ Arcadia, by Adam Nicolson
 The Merchant's Prologue, by Geoffrey Chaucer. Chaucer was a Medieval poet and his Canterbury Tales [written chiefly in verse (from which this verse came - expressing man's view of women/wives in general)] was the first recorded document written in English still remaining - at that time the literate wrote chiefly in Latin.
Languages used in medieval documents:
Three different languages were in use in England in the later medieval period – Middle English, Anglo-Norman (or French) and Latin. Authors made choices about which one to use, and often used more than one language in the same document. Eventually English emerged as the standard literary medium, but it was not until the eighteenth century that Latin disappeared from legal documents.
 A perfect woman
 Perfect Woman, by: William Wordsworth (1770-1850):- This is a record of the general view of a perfect woman/wife which existed at that time in history. Equality of the sexes did not exist: "To warn, to comfort, and command."
POETRY FORM: Glosa