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Thus þurgh falshed of pe fendes pe folke was
4392 Vnder daunger of pe dule droupet full longe,
Will I somwhat say, & sithen of his falle.
(But pe fader, pat first fourmyt all thinge,—
God, who made the angels his
4396 Both the ayre, & Element, & Angells in heuyn, ministering
Water, & wynde, & welkyn aboue,—
In the highest heuyn, as holy writ sais,
4400 And set hom in seruice hym seluyn to honour.
But on the oddist of other ordant our lord,
(Ps. ciii. 20, 21.) (Ps. civ. 4, 5.) (fol. 69 a.) set Christ above all. (Heb. i. 4.)
(Is. xiv. 13.)
(Ezek. xxxi. 8, 9.)
God set Lucifer highest of the angels, but through pride he fell from that
Thurgh his fairhede as fast he felle into pride,
ffull noble in pe north, þat non shuld be here
4412 Like to be lord, þat the light made;
Euynyng in all thing euyn with hym selfe, Sone he fell of his faire-hede, & fele of his peres, hat assentid to pat syn, sonkyn in fire. 4416 Mony legion pere light vnto laithe fendes
With lucifer, pat lyuet in delites aboue,
hat wofully welt & woundid to the dethe. Thus the gospell of God of pat grym tellis,4420 I segh satan hym selfe slippe out of heuyn,
As pe leuenynges light, þat laches to ground.' This fende was the first pat felle for his pride, And lost has his lykyng, pat lyuyaton is cald. 4424 And for the case is vnknowen be course to pe
and many legions
fell with him.
(Rev. xii. 7-9.)
(Luke x. 18.)
Satan is called
Hispalis, in (his)
(Is. xxvii. 1.)
(Ps. lxxiv. 13, 14.) (fol. 69 b.)
In the "Life of St Brandon" he is called a water adder, which the saint saw in the sea.
This Leviathan went to Paradise to tempt our
He appeared as a maiden, and as a spirit, spake in
her or he
assumed the body
of an adder, and
deceived our first parents.
Here sumwhat I say, er I sew ferre.
So sethe in the sauter the Salme to the end.
There þis warloghe, I wis, a water eddur is cald,
Closet pere be comaundement of his clene maker,
bis lyuyatan, leder of all thies laithe fyndes,
4448 And put hym to peradise pristly anon
To tempt hom with trayn, pat trist of non euyll,
Hade a face vne fourmet as a fre maydon,
Or barly toke body of pat bold eddur,
And so with falshede & faire our faders dissayuit, And all pere successours sorily sent vnto pyne. 4456 Of pis mater of mawmentry nomore at this tyme: pis sufficis forsothe. Ses we now here,
APOLLO TO ACHILLES.
And turne to our tale & take pere we lefte.
Thus be dissayt of the deuyll, as I declaret haue,
4460 This appollo apperit to pepull full ofte
In Delphon, or Delos, dem as ye list.
Achilles and Patroclus arrive at Delos, and
proceed to the
To pis appollo, pe pure god, þat pepull honouret, temple of Apollo.
Thies kynges by course comyn anon,
4464 bat messengers were made fro pe maisters of
And turnyt into tempull fro pere tore shippis.
4468 Than entrid pai with honour, & offerond made,
Grete soumes forso the of siluer & of golde;
And pen Appollo apperith with a príue voise
THE ANSWARE OF APPOLLO TO ACHYLLES.
"Achilles! Achilles ! [attle] to pe Grekes, 4476 Sew to the same pat pou art sent fro ; Tell hom for truth, pat hom tyde shall In sounde for to saile somyn vnto Troy,
(fol. 70 a.)
Having made great offerings to the god, they inquire regarding the result of their undertaking.
[MS. has 'a litle "J "Achilles ! Achilles! return and tell the Greeks that they must sail to Troy There they have
And mony batels on bent with buernes to thole. many battles to
4480 And the tent yere truly, tell hom for sothe,
here worship to wyn, & pere wille haue;
4484 All his sonnes to sle with sleght of your honde;
And no lede for to lyue, but þat hom selfe
When Achilles this chaunse choisely hade herd, 4488 He was glad of pe graunt, and the god answared;
fight, but in the tenth year they shall conquer, and have every
thing at their will."
Book X. Before Achilles
left the temple, Calchas the Boothsayer, son of Thestor, arrived on a secret message from Priam, to learn the fate of Troy.
(fol. 70 b.)
Calchas return not to Troy, but go with Achilles. Join thyself to
the Greeks, and part not from
them till Troy is taken,"
And er he turnyt fro the temple, thus hit tid.
A tulke out of Troy, testor aune sone,
hat was a bisshop of the burghe, & a buerne wise, 4492 (Calcas, by course, was his kyd nome)
A Sad man of siens, sought to þe temple,
4496 Of the tulkes of Troy and the triet pepull.
Praiond hym full prestly, as a pure god,
To warne hym full wightly what wirdis shuld happyn:
4500 And pus gatis to the gome pen the god saide.
THE ONSWARE OF APPOLLO TO CALCAS, BYSSHOP OF TROY. "Calcas Calcas! cair yow not home,
Ne turne neuer to Troy, for tene pat may falle with the grekes into the gret nauy,— 4504 With Achilles the choise kyng chose on pe way. Part neuer fro pat pepull, ne the prise leue,
ffor it is grauntid of goddis the grekes for to
The fairer of pat fight vnto the ferre end;
And your graithnes may gretly the grekes auaile,
Calchas then goes 4512 And when Calcas with comyng hade kyndly
to Achilles in the
become friends, and Achilles promises to reward him
bat Achilles the choise was in the chere temple, He wentto þat worthy his wille for to shewe; And euyn told hym by tale as hym tide hade.
ACHILLES RETURNS TO THE GREEKS.
4516 And felle of affynite, and fryndes be-come,
Achilles with chere cherisshed hym full mekull, And hight hym hoge thinge to haue at his wille. bus went pay to water, pose wise men to gedur, 4520 Cacched in cables & pere kene ancres,
Sesit vp pere sailes, & in sound Rowet,
Past ouer the pale stremys & no payne tholet.
4524 po shene out of shippe shake into botes,
Achilles to the choise men all the chaunse tolde,
The answare of Appolyn what aunter shuld
How hom grauntid was the gre by the goddes
4532 And how Calcas, the contrary, cachit of hym, That fro Priam was put to haue a pure onsware; And how in batell hym bydon was abide with
Till Troy all takyn were, & tirnet to ground. 4536 When thies tythinges told were tomly to end, All the grekes were glad, & pere god panked;
And for ioy of pat iornay aioynet a fest,
As a high day to holde, & halowet it all
The messengers then set sail and return to Athens, where Calchas is introduced to Agamemnon.
(fol. 71 a.)
the answer of
Apollo to himself
and to Calchas.
The Greeks rejoice, and the day is kept as a feast and thanksgiving to their
4540 With worship to wale goddis on paire wise did. gods.
And of the Bisshop po buernes beldid were pen;
Thai cherisshed hym choisly, all po chere Calchas is fèted kynges,
With Riches & Rewardes raght hym ynogh, 4544 And heghten hertely þere hestis to kepe.
pan þai solast hom somyn, as hom selfe liked,