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S. Albon und Amphabel, ein Legendenepos in 3 Büchern von Lydgate, nach der Editio von S. Albans 1534 Edirt. Von Dr. Carl Horstmann

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(BUCH II.] 
ALBON UND AMPHABEL. 
159 
All set in fyre with sodeyn hote fer - 
uence 
Gan to abrayde of great deuotion; 
„I truste, quod he, of hole affection, 
Only by vertue and merytes of Albon 
'833 God vnto helthe me may restore 
anone; 
Through his power and his magny- 
fycence 
The eternall lorde may by his great 
myght 
By the prayer and mercyfullclemence 
Of hym that is his maister | and he 
his knyght, 
■840 I that amlametomakemegovpryght.” 
And these wordes say de, | with great 
loue & drede 
So as he myght crope vp to the hede. 
With great deuotion he gan the 
heed embrace, 
To the heed(!) he brought it anone 
ryght, — 
■845 All bedewed with wepyngwas his face 
Ofwofullherte, tose thatpytoussyght, 
That holy prince albon, Christisowne 
knyght. 
By whose meryte, | whan he crepte 
on the grounde, 
All sodeynly he rose vp hole and 
sounde. 
>850 And whan he was restored agayne 
to his strength. 
He yafe praysyng, laude and teue 
re nee, 
With humble chere fyll prostrate in 
length, 
Thankyng god of entier diligence; 
And in the peoples open audience 
•835 Seased not saynt Albon for to prayse, 
For loue of whom Christ Jesu dyd 
hym rayse — 
Hisforce agaynst Christe madehym 
to recure — 
The people present myght se and 
knowe. 
Than he deuoutly made a sepulture, 
1844) heed st. body. 
i860 Gadryng stones, lyenge on a rowe; 
Layed the martyr in the grounde 
downe lowe. 
And all alofte — his labour was wele 
sene — 
He couered it with torues fresshe and 
grene. 
Wher-of paynyms had great enuie, 
1865 Whan they behelde howe the same 
knyght 
Restored was and hole in eche partye 
So sodeynly to his force and myght: 
Wherof astonyed was euery man and 
wyght, 
Thought in them seife it was agayn 
nature 
1870 A brosed man so soone forto recure. 
Agayne this knyght they toke theyr 
consayle, 
Amonge them gan his deth conspyre. 
Thought it shulde be to them great 
auayle — 
To slee this man they were so set a 
fyre, 
1875 His hasty deth so greately they desyre. 
Some sayd that he had in his entent 
Some wychecrafte or some experi 
ment, 
Some other sayde in theyr iuge- 
ment — 
Lyke theyr owne false immagyna- 
tyfe — 
1880 This was wrought by inchauntement, 
Or by some magyke had a preserua- 
tyfe 
Not to be slayne with dagger, | sworde | 
nor knyfe, 
But so were — | the story doth re- 
membre — 
That he were hew in peces euery 
membre. 
1885 Amonge them seife was great con 
trollers y, 
And eche of them gan his verdyte 
shewe. 
Tyll it befell, of malyce and enuye 
1835) may me. 1840) to go. 1842) he crope. 1843) to embrace. 1S44) body st. heed. 1846) seen. 
1849) a-roos. 1852) fell. 1852) leynght. i860) lyggynge. 1861) leyde. 1863) turvis. 1865) behilde. 
1270 to. 1872) hem seife. 1874) holde st. slee. sect. 1875) sodeyn st. hasty. 1876) seiden. 1882) swerde 
1885) contraversie. 1890) a matter drede. 1896) of st in. 1897) felaw, 1898) he fehlt. 1903) 00. 1906) wo
	        
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