And whan that Theseus hadde seyn this sighte,
Unto the folk that foghten thus echon
He cryde, "Hoo! namoore, for it is doon!
I wol be trewe juge, and no partie.
Arcite of Thebes shal have Emelie,
That by his fortune hath hire faire ywonne.

– Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales, The Knight’s Tale. Theseus, saying that he is the impartial judge, calls a half to the jousting competition. He announces Arcite as the winner and says that he bh his fortune will have the hand of Emily which he has won fairly.