The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile. Repr. from the Ed. of 1725, with an Intr., Additional Notes, and Glossary, by J.O. Halliwell. (Repr.)
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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...Cytee lythe, jseynt Athanasie/that was Bisshopp of Alisandre, that made the Psalm, Quicung; vult. This Athanasius was a gret Doctour of Dyvynytee: and because that he preched and spak so depely of Dyvynytee and of the Godhede, he was accused to the Pope of Rome, that he was an Heretyk. Wherfore the Pope sente aftre hym, and putte him in Presoun: and whils he was in Presoun, he made that Psalm, and sente it to the Pope, and seyde; that zif he were an Heretyk, that was that Heresie; for that, he seyde, was his Beleeve. And whan the Pope saughe it, and had examyned it, that it was parfite and gode, and verryly oure Feythe and oure Beleeve, he made him to ben delyvered out of Presoun, and comanded that Psalm to ben seyd every day at Pryme: and so he held Athanasie a gode man. But he wolde nevere go to his Bisshopriche azen, because that thei accused him of Heresye. Trapazond was wont to ben holden of the Emperour of Costantynople: but a gret man, that he sente for to kepe the Contree azenst the Turkes, usurped the Lond, and helde it to himself, and cleped him Emperour of Trapazond.-And from thens, men gon thorghe litille Er-X j monye. And in that Contree is an old Castelle, je_ j.j that stont upon a Roche, the whiche is cleped the y, Castelle of the Sparrehawk, that is bezonde the, JtLyas' Cytee of Layays, beside the Town of Pharsipee, - J? that belongethe to the Lordschipe of Cruk; that /ky is a riche Lord and a gode Cristene man; where men fynden a Sparehauk upon a Perche righte fair, and righte wel made; and a fayre Lady of Fayrye, that kepethe it. And who that wil wake that Sparhauk, 7 dayes and 7 nyghtes, and as sume men seyn, 3 dayes and 3 nyghtes, with outen Companye and with outen Sleep, that faire Lady schal zeveri...
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