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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 III.] 
ALBON UND AMPHABEL. 
193 
But if that other ye loue god or drede, 
Folowethe trouthe,| so shall ye do best 
x6 95 And in lytle medlynge | ye shall fynde 
moche rest. — 
O blessed Albon, | o mattyr most 
beningnt, 
Called of Brytons steward? most 
notable, 
Prince of knyghtholde (!), preued by 
many a signe 
In all thy workes iust, prudent and 
treatable 
*700 And in thy domes ryghtfull and 
mercy able. 
Be in oure paueye | shelde of pro 
tection, 
O prothomartyr of Brutes Albion! 
Let all thy seruauntes grace and 
mercy fynde 
. Whiche that call to the in myschefe 
and distresse 
■705 And haue thy passion and martyr- 
dome in mynde, 
Agayn frowarde ennemyes & all fro- 
warde duresse 
Of thy benigne mercyfull goodnes 
Them to defende; be thou theyr 
champion, 
O prothomartyr of Brutis Albion! 
1710 Syth thou arte named gracious, 
benigne & good, 
The fyrste also | whiche that in Bri - 
tayne 
Suffred paynems to shede thy gentyll 
blode, 
For Christes faith to die and suffre 
peyne: 
O glorious prince, of mercy not dis- 
deyne 
I 7 t s To here the prayers and deuoute 
orison 
Of all thy seruauntes in Brutis Albion! 
Thou were a myrrour and of mercy 
and pitie, 
Haddesta custome here in this worlde 
lyuyng 
To cherysshe pylgrymes, and heldest 
hospitalite, 
1720 All poure folke and strangers refres - 
shyng. 
Graunt our requestes, for loue of 
thylke kynge 
Called kynge Offa, whiche had a 
vision, 
Where thou were buryed, in Brutis 
Albion! 
Lyke a prince of ryght thou muste 
entende 
1725 To forther all them that lyue in thy 
seruyce, 
All theyr greuous (!) and mischefes to 
amende, 
And by thy prayer a pathe for hym, 
deuyse 
To lyue in vertue and vices to des 
pise, 
By thy most knyghtly mediacion, 
■730 O prothomartyr of Brutes Albion. 
For his sake haue in remembraunce 
To all thy seruauntes to do succoure, 
Whiche of deuocion, to do the plea- 
saunce, 
Was in thy chyrche chef bylder and 
foundour, 
J73S Of thy liberties royall protector, 
There brought in fyrst men of reli 
gion, 
One theldest Abbeys in Brutes Albion! 
Amonge all other remembre that 
place, 
It to preserue in longe prosperite, 
1740 Where thou arte shryned to grete 
encrece of grace, 
As there protectour ageyne all aduer- 
sitie, 
Anddoer(!) haue mynde vpon thercitie 
Whiche is made famous by thy pas 
sion, 
O prothomartyr of Brutis Albion! 
1745 To the cite be patron, prince and 
guyde, 
In thy seruice make them diligent; 
1717 tilge and vor of. 1726 1. greues. 1772 I. hem. 1742 doer st. euer. 
Schluss 1695—1800. 1697) Bretons. 1698) knyghthode, 1699) werkes. 1701) paveyce. 1702) Brutis. 
1706) foreync st. frowarde. 1712) suffredist. 1714) nat. 1717) and vor of fehlt. 1718) haddist. levynge *7 2I )thike. 
1725) all thoo. 1726) greves. 1727) hem. 1728) leve. vice. 1732) for to. 1733) the for to do. 1734) founder 
1737) On the heldest Abbey. 1739^ conserue. 1741) theire. 1742) And euer. 1747) todyr. 1749) arne.
	        
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