I trowe at Troye, whan Pirrus brak the wal
Or Ilion brende, at Thebes the citee,
N’ at Rome, for the harm thurgh Hanybal
That Romayns hath venquysshed tymes thre,
Nas herd swich tendre wepyng for pitee
As in the chambre was for hire departynge.

– Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales, The Man of Law’s Tale. There is great weeping and pity for the much-loved and highly regarded Constance at her departure from Rome to Syria.