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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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IBUCH 111. 
AI.BON UND AMPHABLL. 
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Where day departed is from the nyght 
540 And bryght Phebus leseth neuer his 
lyght. 
It is accordyng full well to nature 
A mantowepe forfrendes thatbedede; 
But agaynwarde,by recorde of scripture, 
For Christis sake [ who lyst his blode 
to shede, 
545 A thousande folde shall receyue his 
mede 
And for his lyfe, [ whiche is but 
transy tory, _ 
Eternally to abyde and lyue in glory; 
Where is no complaynt, | nor no 
parte of sorowe, 
But euerlastynggladnesse in thatplace, 
55° Ilyche neweboth at eue and at morowe; 
From wo to ioye, from sobbyng to 
solace; 
Wher deth hath lost his power to 
manace. 
F'ye on dispeyre, | for dethe to make 
stryfe 
Where ioye foloweth of euerlastyng 
lyfe! 
555 Dethe in this worlde shulde not be 
complayned 
Ofthem that passe from worldely vanite, 
Suche as by grace and mercy haue 
attayned 
With Christto reigne in hiseternall see, 
Where ioye is euer and all felicite; 
560 And for suche folke, mydday, eue 
and morowe, 
It were wodenes for to make sorowe. 
Ye be bounde, playnly to conclude, 
To thanke god forfrendes that ye mysse, 
Whiche hath chose so greata multitude 
565 Of this citie 1 and brought them vnto 
blysse; 
Of ioye perpetuall they may neuer 
mysse, 
Makyng a chaunge from this temporall 
For thylke ,lyfe aboue, celestiall. 
Take hede hereto 1 and yeueth good 
audience 
370 Ofthyngethat we shall makerehersale, 
524 I. restrayne. 533 I. playne. 536 I. entre. 
And it imprenteth in your aduertencc. 
Touchyng your frendes slayne in ba- 
tayle, 
Whom that we dy d so mortally assayle! 
All this consydered: to complayne ye 
do wronge, 
575 As ye shall knowe paraunter or ought 
longe.“ 
Aforne rehersed the same turmen- 
tours 
With a great othe, present there all 
the towne, 
To them not only | but to theyr suc 
cessors 
To be reported through all that regyon, 
580 Maden there open protestation, 
Touchyng this mater they cast to ex 
presse 
Shall haue no touche nor spot of false- 
nesse. 
They gan theyr matter, brefly to 
conclude, 
Touchyng the story to all theyr entent 
585 In Vcrolamy, to all the multitude 
Of great and small beinge there present, 
Rehersyng fyrst howe that they were 
sent 
With myghty honde to all centres 
enuiron 
To seke theyr frendes, | were fled from 
the towne; 
590 Vnder these wordes spake for theyr 
partie: 
„By your byddyng we went, as ye 
wel knowe, 
With force and armys, [ serchyng to 
espie, 
To northwales, in countres high and 
lowe. 
Tyll it fell so within a lyttell throwe, 
595 Lad by fortune ] we founde them euer- 
ychone 
With hym that whylom was maister 
to Albon — 
Out of this citie they were fled and 
gone; 
Some that were full nygh of your allye: 
530) of st. by. 533) pleyne. 536) to st. in to. 539) is partyd. 542) ben. 548) Where is no part of com- 
play nt nor sorow. 550) I leche. 569) taketh. 571) empryntith. 574) pleyn. 575) per aventure. 580) opyn- 
581) matier. 584) toseyne all. 588) all the contreys. 589) that were. 592) to serched and espie, 594) tho-
	        
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