Thise marchantz han hym toold of dame Custance
So greet noblesse in ernest, ceriously,
That this Sowdan hath caught so greet plesance
To han hir figure in his remembrance,
That al his lust and al his bisy cure
Was for to love hire while his lyf may dure.

– Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales, The Man of Law’s Tale. It’s a case of love before first sight for the Sultan, who falls in love with Constance solely on what the merchants tell him of her virtues and beauty.