General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1828
Original Publisher: W. Pickering Subjects: English literature
History / General
Literary Criticism / General
Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Literary Criticism / Medieval Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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Excerpt: KNIGHT OF THE SWANNE. CHAP. I. How the king Pieron of Lilefort hade to wife and spouse Matabrune, for that she was riehe, and endowed of great erthly goodes. The which betwene them had a sonne named Oriant. Wb rede in the auncient and autentike cronicles that somtime ther was a noble king in lilcfort, otherwise named the strong yle a muche riche lande, the which kinge had to name Pieron. And he tooke to wife and spouse Matabrunne the doughter of an other king puissaunt and riche mervail- ously. Bi the reason of which manage was made and accorded peace betwene two mightye kiuges, the which longe time before had ben adversaries and ennemes one a nother by mortall warre. But as than and by the treatie of mariage was pacified the said discorde. How be it neverthelesse that the said kinge Pieron him accorded to take to wife the said Macabrune for that she had great possession of lands and other infinite richesses wherby as the story saith the mariage was made be co" veitise and not by love wherof many harmes grewe, and all bi the said Macabrunethat wrongefully sew discorde betwen king Oriant, Ms wife and his children. The whiche possible came by godes wil for that the said manage was not cordialli made as is said, or for a more meritorious welth, as sith happened to the high praise of god and his holy faithe, for finably al turned to honour by the grace of the hye god that often ...
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APPENDIX. DE CAHX l: IMPUTRESCIBILI M A' ! T I.I. Jam nunc ad civitatem Campaniae Neapolin redeamus, in qua macellum est, in cujas pariete insertum perhibetur a Virgilio frustrum carais tanta: efficaciae, quod dum illic erit inclusum in ipsius macelli continentia, nulla caro quanto tempore Tetusta nares olefacientis aut intuentis adspectum aut comedentis sapen- tem offendet. Est in eadem civitate porta Dominica Nolam, Campaniae civitatem olim inclytam, respiciens, in cujus ingressu est via lapidibus artificiose constructa, sub hujus viae sigillo Virgilius omne genus reptilis nocui: unde provenit, quod cum civitas ilia in ambitu plurimum spatiosa tota columnis subter- renio innitatur, musca in cavernis aut rimis interioribus, aut hortis infra urbis moenia conclusis vermis nocivus (non) reperi- tur. Tertium est quod illic ezpettus sum, tune quidem ipsius ignarus, sed fortuito casu reapse mihi dante scientiam et proba- tionem, coactus sum esse sciens ejus, quod si non preventus cssem periculo, viz aliena relatione fieri possem assertos. Nem pe anno, quo fuit Aeon obsessa circa imminens S. Johannis 'Baptista festum cum essem Salerni, de subito supenrenit mihi hospes jucundus, cujus sincera dilectio cum dignatione cum diutina in scholis et curia domini mei Regis vetustioris Anglicse, avi vestri, serenissime Frinceps, commansione firmata, non jam alterum a me, sed in ipso me alterum mihi obvenisse faciebat. Exultavit cor meum propter singularitatem affectionis, et propter rumores, quos recensiare mihi tam fidelis nuncius poterat, de nostrorum prosperitate propinqaorum, quorum omnium hie non tam sanguine quam amore fuit propinqnissimo. Properan- tem ad transitum ettransferationem diu reluctantem vici precom instantia. Philippus hie erat, filius patricii olim illustris Co- mitia Sa...