Oure Emperour of Rome – God hym see! –
A doghter hath that, syn the world bigan,
To rekene as wel hir goodnesse as beautee,
Nas nevere swich another as is shee.

– Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales, The Man of Law’s Tale. While in Roman a company of Syrian merchants heard of the Emperor’s daughter Constance, who was renouned through the land for her beauty and goodness. It was the common opinion of everyone that since the world began there was never another like her.