Clariodus; A Metrical Romance, Printed from a Manuscript of the Sixteenth Century
ISBN 021719267X (0-217-19267-X)
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Softcover, General Books LLC, 2012
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Book summary: 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. 1830. Excerpt: ... THE FOURT BUIK OF CLARIODUS. Erle Esturis Pursevant felt no raige Into the sea, bot had ane fair voyage, And at Belvilladoun he did aryve, And enterit in the ostlarie belyve, Whair that Clariodus was wount to be; And alle soune as the ostlar can him sie, He lpeirit in quhat cuntrie he did dwell, And of his tydingis prayit him to tell. I am cumit, quoth he, from Estur land, JO And if ge lilt for to heir my tydand, My Lord I left in gude prosperitie, My Ladie eike, and all thair fair meinge; Whair that I left my Lord Clariodus, Wha never was glaider nor mair joyous; Whair I left eike Meliades the scheine, Wha Air and Princes of this regioun beine; Thair scho is treittit nobillie at all, As ony Queine in hir estait royall, Wha heartlie greting unto g0w me sendis; 20 And eik Clariodus him recommendis To g0w and to his freind Allan also. And quhen the worthie host hard him lay lo, That fair Meliades was git on lyve, He than was in joy sa exultive, That of him self almaist he wist no thing; The Lord, he said, the Celestiall King Mote g0w conserve for ever more I pray, For gour gud tydings in this house this day-y If it may please gow go unto the King, 30 ge sall convoyit be but tarying. He maid him for to dyne, and than anone To the Palice togidder ar thay gone. Whan that the King in chalmer thair thay fand, The Host said, Sir, heir is an Pursephand, That unto g0w can schaw the best tyding, That ever I hard of in my leving. He said, that he was welcum; and than alsweith Commandit him his creddence for to kyth. The Pursephant sat doun upon his knie, 40 And said, Sir, the eternall God g0w se, From Estur cuntrie I am cumit heir, Sent from Meliades gour onlie dochter deir, Whilk heartlie gretis g0w in humbill wayis, And recommendis hir ane thowsand sayis Unto gour ...
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