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inge, Lord, saue vs : we perishen. And Jhesus seith to hem, What ben yee of litil feith agast? Thanne he rysynge comaundide to the wyndis and the see, and a grete pesiblenesse is maad. Forsothe men wondreden, sayinge: What manere man is he this, for the wyndis and the see obeishen to hym. And whan Jhesus hadde comen ouer the water in to the cuntre of men of Genazereth twey men hauynge deuelis runnen to hym, goynge out fro birielis, ful feerse, or wickid, so that no man migte passe by that wey. And loo! thei crieden, sayinge, What to vs and to thee, Jhesu the sone of God? hast thou comen hidir before the tyme for to tourmente vs? Sothely a floc, or droue, of many hoggis lesewynge was nat fer from hem. But the deuelis preyeden him, seyinge, gif thou castist out vs hennes, sende vs in to the droue of hoggis. And he saith to hem, Go yee. And thei goynge out wente in to the hoggis; and loo! in a greet bire al the droue wente heedlynge in to the see, and thei ben dead in watris. Forsothe the hirdes fledden awey, and cummynge in to the citee, tolden alle these thingis; and of hem that hadden the fendis. And loo! al the citee wente ageinis Jhesu, metynge hym; and hym seen, thei preiden hym, that he shulde pass fro her coostis.
FROM THE DEATH OF CHAUCER TO THE AGE OF ELIZABETH.
A. D. 1400-1558.
18. JAMES I. 1394-1437. (Manual, p. 60.)
From the King's Quair (Quire or Book).
On his BELOVED.
Bewailing in my chamber, thus alone,
Now was there made fast by the touris wall
3 Herbary, or gardon of simples.
In fret wise couched with pearlis white,
In her was youth, beauty with humble port,
That nature might no more her childe avance.
8 Goldsmith's work.
19. WILLIAM DUNBAR, about 1465-1520. (Manual, p. 6o.)
1 With hair combed back (and) bonnet to one side. % Likely to make wasteful wants. 8 Like a wheel. 4 Hung all in rumples to the heel. 6 His cassock for the ponce. 6 Many a proud impostor with him tripped.
7 Through scalding fire as they skipped. & They grinued with bideous groans.
9 Then Ire came with trouble and strife. 10 Boasters, braggarts, and bullies, 11 After him passed in pairs.
12 All arrayed in feature of war. 13 In coats of armor and bonnets of steel. 14 Their legs were chained to the heel. (Probably it means covered with iron net-work.) 16 Froward was their aspect. 16 Some struck upon others with brands. 17 Some stuck others to the hilt. 18 With knives tha: sharply could mangle. 19 Followed Envy. 20 Filled full of quarrel and felony. 21 For privy hatred that traitor trembled. 22 Him followed many a dissembling renegado. 23 With feigned words fair or white. 24 And flatterers to men's faces. 23 And backbiters of sundry races. 26 To lie that had delight. 27 With spreaders of false lies. 28 Alas that courts of noble kings. 29 Of them can never be rid.
20. Sir David LYNDSAY. 1490-1557. (Manual, p. 69.)
MELDRUM's DUEL WITH THE ENGLISH CHAMPION TALBART.
Then clariouns and trumpets blew,
Nor preissit3 to com within the green,
8 Pressed. the course. 15 Courser. underatanding
5 Shew. 6 Prove. 7 Tried. 8 Course-room. 9 Swerved from 10 Loath. 11 Wroth. 12 Course. 13 Ilead of the spear. 14 In that situation. 16 Humbly. 17 Made.
19 Joust. 20 Thou knowest. 21 Agreement or 22 Which. 23 Lose. 24 To him.