"Allas," quod he, "Arcita, cosyn myn,
Of al oure strif, God woot, the fruyt is thyn.

– Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales, The Knight’s Tale. A despairing Palamon still in prison speaks about the "strife" between him and cousin Arcite over their competing love for Emily, and believes it is Arcite who has profited because he is free.