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HECTOR ENCOURAGES THE TROJANS.
and receives a similar wound in return,
And frunt hym in þe fase a full fel wond,
Book XV. 6924 bat pe blod out brast, & on his brest lyght.
He lede, for þat laith dynt, leuyt not hys horse,
Turnyt vnto Troilus, þat hym tenyt had, 6928 And wondyt hym wickydly in hys wale fase.
ben be troiens full tite had turnyt pe bak,
would now have Deffibus pe doughti, & pe derf Troilus,
fled, had not
Hector and his 6932 And þe nobill brethir naturill, þat naitli withstod. brothers rallied
His aune batell full breme vppon bent leuyt, 6936 Hym selfe liuely o be launde launchit aboute.
ben he segh þat þe soume of be saide grekys,
He bounet to his batell, bode he no lengur, 6940 bat fayn were in fere of þaire fre prinse,
þat þai had hym at hond & in holl qwert.
(fol. 107 b.) Now, bold men in batell, buske ye to fight, 6944 Haue mynd of pe malis, & the mykell harme, and incites them
to make a bat vs wold happon to haue in a hond while,
on their enemies. And the grekes may vs gripe, & to ground bryny!
Therfore, feris, bes fell, fraistes your strenght, 6948 Let your hertes be hoole, hold you to-gedur!
Bes frike on your fos, fell of your dynttes,
Raiked in full radly on pe right side,
Miche slaght in þat slade of po slegh knightes. 6956 Hit is wonder to wete of þe wode stoure,
What knightes were kild vnto cold dethe !
Toax þat tyme þurght the toile rode,
pat Cassibilan had kyld, the kyngis son of Troy: 6960 He fell of be frigies with his fuerse dynttes,
And myche wo with his weppon wroght at þe
Wonyn to be wegh in hor wode hate,
And gird hym euyn to be ground in a gret Ire. Hector, in
Brokyn was the blade of his bright swerd, revenge for the
Hade no wepyn hym to weire fro þere wild Cassi belan.
harmys; 6968 The haspes of his helme were hurlit in sonder ;
All bare was the buerne aboue on his hed.
He hade lelly ben lost & of lyue done, The Duke of
Ne hade pe derfe Duke of Athens drawen hym to his aid ; is sorely 6972 With fuerse men in fight, & fell to be stoure. wounded by
To Qwintilion the quem he qwithit a dynt, Paris,
Woundit hym wickidly, warpit hym to ground, (fol. 108 a.)
Dressit hym with dere to dele with another. 6976 ben Paris, þe prise knight, with a pile sharp,
Rut hym in thurgh pe rybbis with a roid wond, but succeeds in
þat þe duk for þe dynt derit hym but a littell. roscuing Thoas.
Toax in þe toile out of tene broght,
Athens comes to
THE DETH OF HUMERIUS BY ECTOR SLAYN.
Humerius wounds Hector with an arrow,
As Ector rod thurgh þe rout with his roid dyntes,
Humerius pe mighty, with a mayn bow, 6984 ffrunt hym euyn in þe fase with a fyn arow.
be worthi at þe wond wrathit hym sore,
Hit þe hathill o þe hede in his hote angur, 6988 And rent hym doun roidly ryght to þe sadill :
He bend neuer bow more, ne no buerne hurt,
Hector, in a rage, cleaves him to the saddle.
THE TROJANS RE-ENFORCED.
At the blast of a horn 7000 Greeks surround Hector.
returns to the Greeks,
But was ded of þe dynt er he doun lyght.
ben hastid on heterly, & a horne blew. 6992 vij .M. said grekys semblit hym ymbe.
To Ector full egerly with enuy pai drogh,
And he were hym full wightly, wondit full mony. 6996 Mony derf to be deth of his dyntis zode!
hen he bounet fro batell, & pe bent leuyt,
out the host, he ffore euyn to his fader in a furse hast,
goes to his father; 7000 Bad hym socore hom sone with his sure knightes; of the bravest
knights, and And he fore to be fyght with a fryke wyll, With pre pousond þro knyghtis þrong into
ffurse men, & fel, & of fyn strenkyth.
Slogh hom doun sleghly in þe slade moue.
Hector and Ajax With fyn spers in þe frount frochit togedur, 7008 pat aythir bakward was borne to þe bare erthe. (fol. 108 b.)
Menelaus, a myghti out of mayn Troi,
Celidonus, a son
of Priam, slays 7012 Slogh Moles þe myghty, a mon out of Oreb,
bat to Toax, þe tore kyng, was a tru cosyn.
Of be grekys full gret, he gaf soche a dynt, 7016 bat bothe his Ene out brast & on bent light.
Serdill, anoþer son of the same kyngis,
Margariton, a mighty of po mayn brether, 7020 Tachet vpon Thelamon, & tenfully woundit.
Famen, a fuerse of þo fell children,
So all be noble brether naturyll of þe naite kynge, 7024 Priam sons, þe prise kynges prestly pai foghton,
Moles, cousin to
Madon strikes out
Famen strikes Picthenor to the earth.
Anglas presses Mnestheus, and is severely wounded.
And mony buerne in þe batell broght vnto ground.
To Menestaus mightyly, pe maistur of Attens, 7028 He gird with a gret speire, greuit hym sore ;
And the duke with a dynt derit hym agayn, þat the viser & the ventaile voidet hym fro:
The noble kyng in the nase hade an euyll wound. 7032 Then Dianior the doughty, þat þe dede segh,
How his brother on the bent was blody beronyn,
bat he hurlit fro his horse to be hard erthe; 7036 But the Renke vp rose with a rad wille,
And foght vpo fote as a freke noble.
And foght with hym felly as he on fote was : 7040 Throly the pre men thronght hym aboute,
The bold for to britton or to burghe lede ;
strokes, - t
another brother comes to his aid; and the three would have slain Muestheus had not Theuter come to the rescue.
Hector slays a thousand knights :
cuts down Memnon:
[--and anon he was succoured by the king Theuter. But Hector then assayled them both, and without fault they had not escaped, had not Ajax the strong and valiant knight haue come to the reskue with a thousand knights, that he had in his company. Then came on the King of Perse with fiue thousand knights, that Paris lead ; and so did all the other Troyans, and made the Greeks recule, and goe back by force. Dares writeth in his Boke, how that Hector slew a thousand knights, onely in this assault.
Among all other things, Hector encountred the King Menon before a Tent, and said to him; “ha, euill traitour, that thou lettest me to take the armes of Patroclus ;” and then he smote him so great a stroke that he fell downe to the ground. And after Hector alighted downe, and smote off his head, and would haue taken his armes from him : but Menesteus letted him, and smote upon Hector ouerthwart, by such force that he gaue him a great wound, and went then his way without more tarrying, doubting the fury of Hector. Then Hector went out of the throng and bound up his wound, that it bled no more; and after went in againe into the prease, and slew in his comming many Greekes. Aud Dares sayth, that after he had bound up his wound, he slew the same day a thousand Knights, and there was none had courage to auenge him
and is wounded by Mnestheus.
† Fol. 109 is awanting in MS. See Note.
OF HIM THAT NOTES NOT HIS TIME.
The Greeks are put to flight, and
Marked 109 in
against him, or defend himselfe, but he put them all to flight; and the Troyans entred into their Tents, and pilled and robbed them, and tooke all the best that they could finde.] Guido di Colonna : (from The Ancient Historie of The Destruction of Troy. Sixth Ed. their tents are
pillaged. London, 1636.) Garmentes full gay all of grete furris,
(fol. 110 a. 7044 Bright beidis & Brasse broght þai with-all, MS.) :
The Trojans And voidet all as victors avauntage to haue;
divide the spoils. And euyn laiked as hom list, lettid hom noght. bat was duly the day & desteny wold,
On this day the
Trojans might 7048 bat for euer hade ben ende Angur to voide;
victory, if fortune And þai wonen þaire wille neuer the werre aftur, had consen:ed. Ne neuer greke hom haue greuyt ne to grem
But wirdis, þat is wicked, waitis hir avauntage, 7052 With ffortune so felle, þat is of fer cast.
All þat desteny with dole has demyt to falle,
have had the
OFF HYM HAT NOTES NOT HIS TYME WHEN GOD HASE
GRAUNTID: BY ECTOR,
7056 And Ector of all men euyll hit dissayuet, Hector might
have saved his bat his pepull, and his prouyns, & his pure hele, people, Might soundly haue sauit with his sad strenght; himself; and
And all perels ouer put plainly for euer.
And put of a purpos, þat empaires after,
He þat tas not his tyme, when þe tyde askes, He that improves 7068 But lettes it deuly ouerdry ve with delling to opportunity,