Early English Text Society; Extra Series Volume 108

Early English Text Society; Extra Series Volume 108

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: .../ be ccmtrarie telle: For this autowr affermeb /, out1 of dred That1, whan this child / was by the serpent ded, She durste not1 / for her gret1 offence Neuer after comen in presence Of lygurgus /, but1 of intenciouw Fledde anofi / out1 of that1 Regiouw; Att1 herte she took / the childe.s deth so sore. what1 fille of hir / I fynde can no more Than e han herd! / aforn me specifye. And the kyngdam / buf jif bookys lye, Of lygurgus / was ycalled Trace. And, as I rede in an other place, He was be same myghty ChampiouK, To Athenes / that1 kam with Palamowj Ageyne his brother / that1 called was arcyte, Lad in his chaar / with fourii boolys whyte, Vpon his hed / a wreth of gold! ful fyn. And I fynd ek1 / how bacbus, god of wyn, with this kyng1 / was whilom at debat1, Only for he / pompous and Elat1, Destrucciouw / dide to his vynys, 146 Boccaccio next to Petrarch. Adrastus leaves Lycurgus. pt. III. PT. III. The Greeks besiege Thebes. The Thebans watch them. 147 And so they han / the righte way I-take 3556 Touarii Thebes / the grekes eue?-ychon, That1 such a nombre / gadred into on, Of worthy knyghtes neue?-e aforn was seyfi, whan they in fere / monstred in a pleyn. 3560 And they ne stynfr by non occasiom Til they be come euen a-for the touw, And pight1 her tentys / proudly, as I rede, Vnder the wallys / in a grene mede. 3564 IT And whan the thebans / were besette aboute, The manly knyghtes / wold han yssyd oute And haue scarmosshed / in her lusty pride, With her foomen / on the toJer side. 3568 Buf be byddyng1 / of Ethiodes Alle bilke nyght / bei kepte hem-silf in pes, Be cause only / that1 it was so late, .With gref awayfr / set afr euery gate, 3572 Men of Armys / al the nyghf wakyng1 On the wallys / be byddyng1 of Je kyng, Lest1 Jer were /..show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884833
  • 9781236884831