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Orestes in grief and shame vows vengeance on Pyrrhus.
(fol. 209 b.)
Pyrrhus goes to Delphos to give thanks to Apollo for enabling him to revenge his father's death.
Andromache, then with child
to Pyrrhus, and
her son Laomedon are left behind in the palace.
Hermione requests her father Menelaus to put Andromache to death.
Menelaus attempts to slay Andromache:
Schamyt with pe schalke, that schent of his wife, 13700 And so dernely hym did dere & dispit.
He had playnly no power Pirrus to harme, To his reme forto ride & reue hym þe qwene; But he cast hym by course, if a case fell, 13704 To venge of his vilany & his vile schame. ben Pirrus by purpos prestly con wend Into delphon a day, as pe dule bad, In honour of apolyn, þat abill to seche, 13708 And worchip with wyn, as a wale god,
With sacrifice solemne & othir sere halows,
He dight hym to delphon with dukis & othir.
13716 Andromoca, in drede, and her dere son
And ho boundyn with barne with pe bold Pirrus:
13720 þat he had weddit to wyue, & in wrong held.
ffor Pirrus of pat pert was pristly enamurt,
be whe, at þe wordis of his wale doghter, 13728 Turnet vnto tessale with a tore ffare.
He wold haue britnet pe burd with a bare sword,
13732 Lamydon hir litill sun laght in hir armes,
THE DEATH OF PYRRHUS.
Made an ugsom noyse, þat noyet þe pepull, With wepyng and waile wo to beholde. 13736 pe folk, for pe fray, fel to paire armur, Cayrit after þe kyng in a cant hast. ben fled he for fere, fell to his schip; Past to his prouyns, of purpos he sailet.
THE DETHE OF PIRRUS, BY ORESTES SLAYNE.
13740 Orestes full radly of the Renke herd,
hat Pirrus by purpos was past into delphon:
And led furth the lady to his lond hom.
13752 Hir litill sonne Lamydon leddon hir with.
pai turnet out of tessaile for torfer of other,
Was a Cité full sure, pere soiornet þai long,
13760 Wex & wele threvan in winturs a few,
13764 And in Thessaile he was takyn for a tru kyng.
the people rise in arms and drive him away.
(fol. 210 a.)
Orestes with an armed band goes to Delphos and slays Pyrrhus.
He then goes to Thessaly for his wife, Hermione.
The corone & the kyngdome kyndly he gaffe
To Lamydon the lord, þat was his leue brother, Laomedon be-
comes king of
Peleus and Thetis take Andromache to Molossis, where she gives birth to Achillides.
Thus Achillis achevit his awne choyse frendes,
(fol. 210 b.)
How the sister of Memnon came to Troy, collected his remains in a gorgeous vessel, and then vanished.
A MARVEL OF NECROMANCY.
þat the grekes hade getton at the great toune,
bat by Eritage of Auncetry ayre vnto troy.
HERE YE A MERUAYLE OF A LADY BY NYGRAMANSY.
13776 When Troylus, the tru knight, was turnyt to
By Achilles, as chaunset of pat choise kyng,
bat the Myrmydons paire maistur masit pai
And bare to his bastell on a brode shelde,
13784 pan hit happont in a hond qwile this hed kyng
By the myrmydons vnmonly murtherit to dethe,
By Troiellus truly in a toumbe riche.
13788 This Menon the mighty hade a mayn suster,
The fairest on fold þat any folke knew ;
Ho soght to be Cité sythen hur one,
To the toumbe of pat tried truly ho yode, 13792 Toke the bones of hir brother, as the boke sais,
Closit hom full clanly in a clere vessell,
A MARVEL OF NECROMANCY.
And neuer apperit to the pepull in pat place
The folke, for pat ferly, faithly hur holdyn A Goddes full glorius, for grace pat hir fell, 13800 Or a doghter, pay demyt, of a due god.
So thies gentillis a-iugget, & for iuste held?
(fol. 211 a.)
Ulysses in a vision beholds a lady of surpassing beauty.
He eagerly desires to embrace her:
she shuns him; then returns and declares the awful penalty he would incur.
observes a drawn sword in her
The xxxvj Boke: Of the Wethe of Vlixes By his Son.
As Vlixes the lorde lay for to slepe,
With-outyn noise on a night in his naked bed, 13804 He was drecchit in a dreame, & in dred broght, hat all chaunget his chere & his choise hert.
He segh an ymage full noble & of a new shap, ffaire of ffeturs & fresshe, of a fre woman, 13808 Or ellis a goddes full gay, as the gome poght.
He dessyrit full depely pat depe forto hondle,
But hym thught pat ho proly prappit away,
To pat noble, onone, ho neghit agayne,
And spird at hym specially what he speike wold. "I wold dele with pe damysell," pe duke to hir saide,
13816 "To know the full kyndly, as my clene luff."
Hit is nedfull, with noye, onone aftur þis,
ban hit semyt to be souerain, pat pe sure lady 13824 Had a glaive, a full grym, grippit in honde;