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XXXIX. Then sighing soft awhile, at last she thus ; " O lamentable fall of famous towne, “ Which raignd so many yeares victorious, “ And of all Asie bore the soveraine crowne, “ In one sad night consumd and throwen downe ! “ What stony hart, that heares thy haplesse fate, “ Is not empierst with deepe compassiowne, “ And makes ensample of man's wretched state, 66 That floures so fresh at morne, and fades at even
XL. “ Behold, Sir, how your pitifull complaint “ Hath fownd another partner of your payne, “ For nothing may impresse so deare constraint " As countries cause, and commune foes disdayne; « But if it should not grieve you backe agayne " To turne your course, I would to heare desyre " What to Æneas fell, sith that men sayne “ He was not in the cities wofull fyre “ Consumd, but did himselfe to safety retyre.”
XLI. * Anchyses' sonne, begott of Venus fayre,” Said he, “out of the flames for safegard fled, 66 And with a remnant did to sea repayre, " Where he through fatall errour long was led “ Full many yeares, and weetlesse wandered “ From shore to shore, emongst the Lybick sandes, • Ere rest he fownd : much there he suffered, “ And many perilles past in forrein landes, • To save his people sad from victours vengefull XLII. “ At last in Lațium he did arryve, “ Where he with cruell warre was entertaind “ Of th' inland folke, which sought him backe to « Till he with old Latinus was constraind [drive, “ To contract wedlock, so the Fates ordaind; “Wedlocke contract in blood, and eke in blood “ Accomplished, that many deare complaind; “ The rivall slaine, the vidtour (through the flood “ Escaped hardly) hardly praisd his wedlock good.
XLIII. “ Yet after all he victour did survive, " And with Latinus did the kingdom part; “ But after, when both nations gan to strive " Into their names the title to convart, “ His sonne lülus did from thence depart “ With all the warlike youth of Troians blood, " And in long Alba plast his throne apart, " Where faire it florished and long time stoud, “ Till Romulus renewing it, to Roine removd."
XLIV. “ There, there,” said Britomart, « afresh appeard “ The glory of the later world to spring, “ And Troy againe out of her dust was reard “ To sit in second seat of soveraine king, 6. Of all the world under her governing : “ But a third kingdom yet is to arise “ Out of the Troians scattered ofspring, “ That in all glory and great enterprise “ Both first and second Troy shall dare to equalise.
XLV. “ It Troynovant is hight, that with the waves « Of wealthy Thamis washed is along, “ Upon whose stubborne neck (whereat he raves “ With roring rage, and sore himselfe does throng, “ That all men feare to tempt his billowes strong) “ She fastned hath her foot, which stands so hy, " That it a wonder of the world is song “ In forreine landes; and all, which passen by, Beholding it from farre, do think it threates the XLVI.
(sky. 66 The Troian Brute did first that citie fownd, “ And Hygate made the meare thereof by west, “ And Overt-gate by north ; that is the bownd “ Toward the land; two rivers bownd the rest. “ So huge a scope at first him seemed best “ To be the compasse of his kingdomes seat ; “ So huge a mind could not in lesser rest, “ Ne in small meares containe his glory great, “ That Albion had conquered first by warlike feat,"
XLVII. " Ah, fairest Lady-knight !” said Paridell, " Pardon I pray my heedlesse over-sight, “ Who had forgot that whylome I heard tell “ From aged Mnemon, for my wits beene light. “ Indeed he said, if I remember right, “ That of the antique Trojan stocke there grew “ Another plant, that raught to wondrous hight, “ And far abroad his mighty braunches threw, " Into the utmost angle of the world he knew.
XLVIII. “For that same Brute (whom much he did advaunce " In all his speach) was Sylvius his sonne, “Whoin having slain thro' luckles arrowes glaunce, " He fled for feare of that he had misdonne, " Or els for shame, so fowle reproch to shonne, « And with him ledd to sea an youthly trayne, “ Where wearie wandring they long time did wonne, “ And many fortunes prov'd in th’ ocean mayne, " And great adventures found, that now were long
[to sayne. “ At last by fatall course they driven were “Into an island spatious and brode, - The furthest north that did to them appeare ; “ Which after rest they seeking farre abrode, “: Found it the fittest soyle for their abode, “ Fruitfull of all thinges fitt for living foode, “ But wholy waste, and void of peoples trode, “ Save an huge nation of the geaunts broode, 66 That fed on living flesh, and dronck mens vitail
[blood. ~ Whom he through wearie wars and labours long “ Subdewd with losse of many Britons bold ; " In which the great Goëmagot of strong « Corineus, and Coulin of Debon old, [cold, “ Were overthrowne, and laide on th earth full " Which quaked under their so hideous masse ; " A famous history to bee enrold “ In everlasting moniments of brasse, “ That all the antique worthies merits far did passe.
LI. “ His worke great Troynovant, his worke is eke « Faire Lincolne, both renowmed far away; " That who from east to west will endlong seeke, “ Cannot two fairer cities find this day, “ Except Cleopolis ; so heard I say « Old Mnemon: therefore, Sir, I greet you
well “ Your country kin, and you entyrely pray « Of pardon for the strife, which late befell “ Betwixt us both unknowne,” So ended Paridell.