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ULYSSES CHARGED WITH STEALING IT.
told that it was
Who can be
bat the kyng, þurgh his comyng, by craft hade
The Trojans are
stolen by him. And the troiens betrautid with his triet wit. 11768 A! God of pis ground, who graidly may trist
trusted, when Any lede on to leng, as for lele true,
even this priest
proved a traitor Syn this prest þus priset the pepull to dissayue, to his country ?
As a kaytiff, for couetoise to cumber his land? 11772 This poynt is not prynted in proces þat are
That rote is & rankist of all the rif syns.
As the glemyng of gold, þat glottes þere hertis : covetousness.
"forcelette," a 11780 Couetous men comynly are cald aftur right, fort, a strong
hold.) A temple to the tyrand, þat tises to syn.
There is no sin so debasing as
and wheat are stored in the temple of
When the golde was all gotyn, & the grete The gold, silver,
Of qwhete, & of qwhite syluer, qwemly to-gedur, Minerva 11784 Into Myner mykell temple maynly was broght,
And put vnto pure men till payment were made ;
Trojans are 11788 With bestis, & briddis, britnet full mony, sacrificing to
Apollo, two awful
Two meruellis on mold maynly were shewid. First, the altar 11792 The first was to fele, no fyre wold be light, quenched.
bat assait was full sothely of sere men full ofte :
þat hit fest was on fyre, & flappit out onone 11796 Vnto smorther & smoke, and no smethe low,
fire is ten times
Swoops down upon the
ffor all the craft þat þai kowthe, & the coynt
sleght. Second, an eagle
The secund, for-sothe, I said you before, screaming wildly
When the bestis were britnet & broght to be entrails, and bears
auter, them away to the
11800 With the entrell euermore euyn vppo lofte, ships of the
Come an Erne, þat was Eger, euer on a crye,
the bowels, & bere hom away, 11804 And showvet to the shippes of the shene grekes. The Trojans,
The troiens merueld full mekyll of pe mayne amazed and terrified, seek
All stonyed þai stode, starond aboute.
Cassandra to councell, ben call þai belyue,
The first signe, ho hom sayd, sothely was this: Apollo is wroth
11812 pat Appollo, the pure god, was put into wrathe, temple was
ffor tene of his temple was trasit with blode blood of Achilles,
Of Achilles the choise, þat chaunsit to be slayne :
“bat mys to amend, is maistur ye go 11816 To the corse of þat kyng in his cleane towmbe,
Light þere a lowe lyuely with honde, and they must
ffecche pere your ffyre, & festyn on pe auter, tomb.
And þat bren wull full bright in the brode
temple." (Þrugh=through, 11820 Than passid the pepull to the pure prugh : a stone coffin, a tomb.)
As kend hom Cassandra þai kyndlit a fire.
Of the secund, for sothe, ho saide o this wise :The second omen “This towne is betrayed, trist ye non other, reveals that the city is betrayed
11824 And grauntid to the grekes by gomys of your to the Greeks,
owne." Calcas the curset, þat comynt with the grekes, Bisshop of the burgh, as I aboue told,
defiled with the
fetch fire from his
OF CALCAS AND THE BRAZEN HORSE.
When he wist of thies wondres, thies wordes he
han the grekes hom graithet to a gret Sacrifice,
Calcas makes the same statement to the Greeks
set near the
[Amongst these things, Calcas and Crisis the Priest, counselled Calcas and Crisis the Greeks that they should make a great Horse of Brasse, and counsel the that must be so great as might hold within it a thousand Greeks to make a knights armed : and they said unto him that it was the pleasure capable of holding
brazen horse, of the godes. This horse was made by a passing wise Master, a thousand as Apius was, whose name was Sinon, and he made it so sub knights. tilly, that no man could perceive any entry or issue, but within it was easie for them that were inclosed within for to issue out when they would.
When the great horse was fully made, and the thousand The Greeks knights therein, by the counsell of Crisis, they prayed the King desire that Priam Pryamus, that he would suffer this horse to enter into the city, will allow it to be and that it might be set in the Temple of Pallas, forasmuch as
temple of Pallas. they said, that they had made it in the honour of Pallas, for a Vowe that they made for restitution of the Palladium, which they had caused to be taken out of the same Temple.
Among these things, the Princes that were yet within Troy, The allies of when they saw that the King had so shamefully treated with Troy, disgusted
that Priam is in the Greekes, they went away out of Troy, and tooke their men
treaty with the with them, and the King Phylomenus led no more but two
enemy, depart hundred and fifty men, and threescore maydens of Amazones, from the city. that were left of a thousand that came thither with the Queen The Amazons, Penthasilia, and carryed the body of her with them, and carrying with
them the body of trauelled so long till they came to their owne Country.
their Queen, are led home by
Pylæmenes. * Fol. 180 is awanting in MS. See Note.
The xxix Boke: Of the takyng of the toune,
and the deth of Kyng Priam.
The Greeks and Then came the day that the Greeks should sweare the peace Trojans meet to fainedly vpon the plaine field vpon the Sanctuaries. King ratify the treaty. Priamus issued out of the City and his people, and sware there
each party to hold the peace firmely from thenceforth on : and Diomedes swore first to the Greeks : after, when they had broken the peace that they had treated with Anthenor of that thing that they concluded after, and therefore they maintayned
that they were not forsworne by that colour,] * (fol. 181 a.) 11832 But in prouerbe hit is put with prise men of wit,
'Who þat sweyres to be swike, he forsworne
worthes.' The Greeks swear Thus the grete of the grekes grymly þai sware to keep the treaty faithfully:
ffast pes to afferme, & flit of the londe. then Priam and 11836 Priam on his part, & his prise knightes, his knights swear.
Sweryn all swiftly, & no swyke thoghtyn :
Hade no malis in mynd, ment at the tyme.
Comendyng þat clere all with cloise wordes, pardoned.
Prayng the prise men with [his) pure hert, They all promise þat no harmys þat hend shuld haue of hir lord.
11844 Thai heght hym full hyndly his hestes to kepe,
And his desyre for to do, po dukes ychon.
to do so.
• Guido di Colonna: from The Ancient Historie of The Destruction of Troy. Sixth Ed. London, 1635.
PRIAM CONCLUDES THE TREATY.
to allow them to bring in the
Prayd to Priam for a gret vow,
Book XXIX. 11848 ffor to hale in a horse hastely of bras,
They ask Priam Palades to ples with, er þai passe furth,
brazen horse, and And at Myners mayn temple make hit to stonnd. to set it up at the
temple of Pallas. This couet po kynges, & the cause made 11852 ffor the palladian thai pullit of þe pure temple,
bat bai Sayle might in sound, & hor sute hoole,
Bothe hor flete & hor folke with a felle storme. 11856 Priam, at þis prayer, aperit not sone,
Ne grauntid not the grekes þat the gret jernet.
Antenor urge him
to grant the
request. 11860 “ Hit is due to be done, & doutles,” þai saide,
“ The sight is full solemne, the Cité to haue
euer.” 11864 The kyng affirmet the faitours, & no fraud Priam consents :
to the Greeks the Of gold, & of gay syluer, & of goode whete: amounts of gold,
silver, and wheat. 11868 All þai shot into ship on þe shire water,
And made hom Redy to Rode on pe rough
he then pays over
With great ceremony the horse is drawn to the walls of
All the grekes hom gedrit, the grettist & other,
With Sacrifice solemne, synging of prestys: (fol. 181 b.) 11872 With profession & prise puld furth the horse To a Side of the Cité, and set at þe yate.
There was no entre with ease abill perfore : 11876 ban the warpit downe the walle, & the wale Part of the wall
is pulled down to Admit it: