This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 Excerpt: ...olde, And many anothir delitable sight, And Saluces this noble contray bight. A marquys whilom duellid in that lond, As were his worthy ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 Excerpt: ...olde, And many anothir delitable sight, And Saluces this noble contray bight. A marquys whilom duellid in that lond, As were his worthy eldris him bifore, And obeisaunt ay redy to his hond, Were alle his liegis, bothe lesse and more. Thus in delyt he lyveth and hath don yore, Biloved and drad, thurgh favour of fortune, Bothe of his lordes and of his comune. Therwith he was, as to speke of lynage, The gentileste born of Lumbardye, A fair persone, and strong, and yong of age, And ful of honour and of curtesie; Discret y-nough his contre for to gye, Savynge in som thing he was to blame; And Wautier was this yonge lordes name. I blame bim thus, that he considered nought In tyme comyng what mighte bityde, But on his lust present was al his thought, As for to hauke and hunte on every syde; Wel neigh al othir cures let he slyde, And eek he nolde (that was the worst of al) Wedde no wyf for no thing that might bifal. Only that poynt his poeple bar so sore, That flokmel on a day to him thay went, And oon of hem, that wisest was of lore, (Or elles that the lord wolde best assent That he schuld telle him what his poeple ment, Or ellis couthe he schewe wel such matiere) He to the marquys sayd as ye schuln hiere. ' 0 noble marquys, youre humanite Assureth us and giveth us hardynesse, As ofte as tyme is of necessite, That we to yow may telle cure hevynesse; Acceptith, lord, now of your gentilesse,1 That we with pitous hert unto yow playne, And let your eeris my vois not disdeyne. ' And have I nought to doon in this matere More than another man hath in this place, Yit for as moche as ye, my lord so deere, 1 Harl. MS., necessitee; a mere repetition of the last word of the preceding line but one. Han alway schewed me favour and grace, I dar the better ask of vow a space Of a...Read Less
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