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It was by your
Had he been alive, he should
have been king now and to you
I leave it, as his heir.
Therefore, I now declare you to be king of all my lands; and leave
you to govern them as you please.
(fol. 83 b.)
Bury me with such honour as becomes a king."
Telephus buried him in a gorgeous tomb, with all
kingly honours and sacrifices.
Noght sothely purgh my selfe, ne my sad dedis,
5340 But purghe ffrendship of þi fader, & his fre helpe. Now son, I will say the, as my sad frynd,
Syn þi fader in fuerse with his fre will,
Rid me pis Rewme out of ronke Enmys,
5344 And wan it full worthely with worship hym
Hade he lyuyt in lede, he hade ben lorde here,
And syn our goddis wold not graunt grace to
5348 This soile & the septur þi seluyn shall haue,
ffor to reigne in this rewme by right of þi fader: Thus our goddes the graunttes of hor grace now. Here qwemly I beqwethe pe to be qwem kyng 5352 Of all my londes full large, & my lefe godis,
ffor to gouerne & to get, as ye good pinke: his I take the be testament, as my trew aire. And bryng me to berenes on pi best wise, 5356 As be comys for a kyng in his kyde rewme; And honour me with obit as ogh myn astate." He wrote thus his wille, & wightly asselit, And deght pen full dawlily, as destyny wold. 5360 And Thelaphus a toumbe trietly gart make, A riche & a riall, with mony ronke stonys. On a worshipfull wise warpit hym þerin, With all the princes of pe prouyns, & other prowde folke,
5364 And sacrifices full solemne, soche as pai vsit.
5372 Bothe septur & soile, as souerain to haue." When pes dedis were done, & the dede leuyt, All the lordes of the londe, & the lege pepull, Thurgh the Citis dyd send, and þe soile ouer, ffor to come to the coronyng of pe kyde lord, With honour & homage, as aght hom of right; and honour him And to call hym as kyng in cuntres aboute, pat before, purghe his fader right, fell to be
When all was settled, the lords and the people are ordered to be present at the coronation of Telephus, to own
as their king.
So cald in his cuntre be course of his londes,—
And began for to gouerne, as gome in his owne. 5384 pan fild þai with fraght all pere fuerse shippes, And stuffe of all maner store, pat hom strenght
The Greeks then
fill their ships
with all sorts of
With corne, & with clene flowre, & othir kid prepares to set
Achilles, with choise men, chefe into shipp,
5388 And thelaphon, the tothir, wold haue turnyt Telephus would
Agayne to the grekes with his grete folke,
And be course to his cuntre comyn agayne.
5392 pen the choise kyng Achilles chaunget his wille, but was advised
to remain to watch over the supplies for the Greek army.
Wan þurgh the waghis, had wind at his ese;
5400 To pe gret Navy of pe Grekes graidly he comes.
At tenydon, full tomly, turnyt into hauyn,
(fol. 84 a.)
have gone with him,
Spake to hym specially for sped of hom all,
Here at talaphon he toke leue, & turnyt to ship, Achilles takes
leave of Telephus
and sails for
(fol. 84 b.)
I shall now tell
their allies, as I
In company clene of mony kyde lordes.
5408 And he tomly hom told pe tale to pe end,
All the maner in Messan, how po men ferd.
And how thelaphus tide to be treu kyng;
and that a supply 5412 And of the cariage of corne comyn by ship,
of corn had arrived.
bat no wegh suld want while the werre laste, Ne no fode for to faile, but the fulthe haue,
Sent fro the same lond by pe selfe thelaphon. 5416 All worshippit the wegh for his wale dedis,
And he turnyt to his tent tomly & faire,
To the Mirmydouns his men, pat mekill ioy
And fayuer of pat fre, pen any folke ellis.
5420 Now here will I houe a litle hond qwhile,
Or any maters mo into mynd fall,
Of the Troiens to telle, & pere triet helpe,
5424 of the Grekes, pat gedrit to the grete nauy.
What kynges pere come of countres aboute;
5428 pat soght to pe Citie with hor sad helpis,
OF THE KYNGES AT COME TO TROY FOR SOCur of
5432 Of the worthy to wale, as the writ shewes, The kynges pere come out of kyde londys, þat holdyn were of hom, as þere hede lordes,
THE ALLIES OF TROF.
With thre thowsaund pro men, priuound in
5436 Pendragon the pert, pristly was on,
The three kings-
And Thabor, pat tother, a tor man of strenght; with 3000 men.
5444 And Nestor, another, to neuyn of po same;
Out of Licé come lyuelé pe lege kyng Glaucon, 5448 With his son Serpidon, a sad mon of strenght, hat to Priam was pure sib, a prise mon of dedes, And pre thousaund thro knightes prifty in
Out of Lachan, a lond, come a light kyng, 5452 Euphymus the fuerse, fell of his hondes,
And Capidus pe kene,-kynges were bothe With a thousaund pro men prifte in armys, And fyue hundrith ferre all of fyn knightes. 5456 There come of a cuntre, cald was Tebaria,
pre thousaund pro knightes, priuound in werre:
hat to Priam the prise kyng all were pure syb.
5464 To be knowen by course thurghe the clene ost, As bold men in batell, and of breme will.
From Colophon came the four kings and 5000
From Lycia came Glaucus and his son Serpedon with 3000 knights.
came Baunus with
On Baunus, a bold kyng, and broght with hym- 3000 knights:
in his company
were seven Earls and four Dukes,relatives of
From Thracia came Pirus, the
king, with many and a Duke (Acamas) with 1000 men and 100 knights.
From Pæonia came king Pyræchmes and his cousin Stupex
with 3000 men.
From Bithynia came Boetes and
Epistophus with 1000 knights.
(fol. 85 b.)
From Paphlagonia came Pylæmenes, the richest of all kings.
Out of Trasy pere come pe tru kyng, with a triet pepull,
Philon the fuerse, with fele men of armys,
5472 Out of Payuon com prist Pricomysses the kyng, And a Duke, þat was derfe, & his dere cosyn, pat stithe was & store, & Stupex he heght, With pre thowsaund pristé, prepond in werre. 5476 ffor his kyngdom was clene clustrit with hilles, All merkyd with mounteyns, & with mayn hylles,
And no playne in no place, ne plentie of vales, here auntrid hom oft aunsware to haue
5480 Of mowmenttes in pe merke, purghe might of pe
hat with gomes of þe ground, goddes were cald, And mony meruell to mete, & mysshapon bestes. Out of Beyten broght bold men two,
5484 þat were kynges in the coste, and also kyd
On Boctes, þat was bigge, & his brother Ephistrus.
Out of Pafflegon,-pat pight is in the playn est,
And so ferre out of folke, pat no freke sese,— 5492 Come the richest renke, pat reigned in Erthe,
On philmene, a freke full of fyn gold,
Bothe of gemmes & Juellis, Joly for pe nonest, þat fonden are in Evfraton & pe flode Tyger, 5496 þat passyn out of peradis purghe the playn