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SEGE OF JERUSALEM

By Huchown of the Awle Ryale

Composed in the era of 1380-1390


George Nielsen: Huchown of the Awle Ryale: The Alliterative Poet (1902 PDF)

 


"It is possible, perhaps, that the story's final lines (1337-40) allude to this ultimate act in human history (the second coming of Christ), depicting a return to a home of two sorts: the physical city of Rome and the new spiritual home that Rome represents."

Whan alle was demed and don they drowen up tentis,
Trossen here tresour and trompen up the sege,
Wenten syngyng away and han here wille forthred,
And hom riden to Rome. Now rede ous oure Lord!
said and done; folded
Pack; trumpet; siege
have their will furthered
ride home; guide us may
 

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And after sixty-two weeks Christ shall be slain: and the people that shall deny him shall not be his. And a people, with their leader, that shall come, shall destroy the city, and the sanctuary: and the end thereof shall be waste, and after the end of the war the appointed desolation. (Daniel 9:26)

For the days shall come upon thee: and thy enemies shall cast a trench about thee and compass thee round and straiten thee on every side . . . (Luke 19:43)1
Opinion #1: "it [Siege] mars the reputation of medieval chivalric literature; viewed another, it stains the good name of medieval piety. It seems ruined by rank anti-Semitism; since it transgresses ethically, it also must fail as literature. In short, its grossness is so palpable that it seems to merit the critical invisibility that has been its textual fate for most of its post-medieval existence." Roger Nicholson Opinion #2: "the marginalization of Siege of Jerusalem in this politically correct world says far more about us as readers, and our own difficulties in coping with such charged topics, than it does about medieval perspectives on the material in question." Michael Livingston

George Nielsen: Huchown of the Awle Ryale: The Alliterative Poet (1902 PDF) | J.M. Arvidson - The Language of Titus and Vespasian, or, The Destruction of Jerusalem (1916 PDF) 

"The poet appears to be suggesting that spiritual blindness and failure to stand up for the Christian faith is not to be tolerated. This is not the fault of the Jewish people, who merely follow their tyrannical leaders with misgiving, suffering greatly in the process. Although the poet is by no means in favour of Judaism, he can at least make a distinction among Jews, seeing some as victims and some as villains. Furthermore, the Jewish leaders are not the only evil characters in the poem; there are others such as Nero. Not all Romans are good, nor are all Jews wicked." Bonnie Millar

The siege of Jerusalem
Lines 1 through 100
 
Page  1
In Tiberyus tyme že trewe emperour
     1
Sir Sesar hym sulf seysed in Rome
     2
Whyle Pylat was prouost vnder žat prince riche
     3
& Iewen iustice also in Judeus londis
     4
Herodes vnder his emperie as heritage wolde
     5
Kyng of Galile ycalled whan žat Crist deyed
     6
Žey Sesar sakles wer žat oft synne hatide
     7
Žrow Pylat pyned he was & put on že rode
     8
A pyler pyȝt was doun vpon že playn erže
     9
His body bonden žer to beten with scourgis
     10
Whyppes of quyrboyle by-wente his white sides
     11
Til he al on rede blode ran as rayn [i]n že strete
     12
Suž stoked hym on a stole with styf Mannes hondis
     13
Blyndfelled hym as a be & boffetis hym raȝte Page  2
     14
Ȝif žou be prophete of pris prophecie žey sayde
     15
Whiche [beryn] her aboute bolled že laste
     16
A žrange žornen croune was žraste on his hed
     17
Vmbe-casten hym with a cry & on a croys slowen
     18
For al že harme žat he hadde hasted he noȝt
     19
On hem že vyleny to venge žat his veynys brosten
     20
Bot ay taried ouer že tyme ȝif žey tourne wolde
     21
Ȝaf hem space žat hym spilide žey hit spedde lyte
     22
Forty wynter as y fynde & no fewer ȝyrys
     23
Or princes presed in hem žat hym to pyne wroȝt
     24
Til hit tydde on a tyme žat Tytus of Rome
     25
Žat alle Gascoyne gate & Gyan že noble
     26
Whyle noye noyet hym in Neroes tyme
     27
He hadde a malady vn-meke a-myd[dis] že face
     28
Že lyppe lyž on a lumpe lyuered on že cheke
     29
So a canker vnclene hit cloched to gedres
     30
Also his fader of flesche is ferly bytide
     31
A biker of waspen bees bredde on his nose Page  3
     32
Hyued vpon his hed he hadde hem of ȝouže
     33
And Waspasian was caled že waspene bees after
     34
Was neuer syknes sorer žan žis sir žoled
     35
For in a liter he lay laser at Rome
     36
Out of Galace was gon to glade hym a stounde
     37
For in žat cuže he was kyng žey he car žolede
     38
Nas žer no leche vpon lyue žis lordes couž helpe
     39
Ne no grace growyng to gayne her grym sores
     40
Now was žer on N[a]than Neymes sone of Grec[e]
     41
Žat souȝt oft ouer že se fram cyte to ožer
     42
Knewe contreys fele kyngdomes manye
     43
& was a marener myche & marchaunt bože
     44
Sensceus out of Surye sent hym to Rome
     45
To že athel Emperour an eraunde fram že Jewes
     46
Caled Nero by name žat hym to noye wroȝt
     47
Of his tribute to telle žat žey withtake wolde
     48
Nathan toward Nero nome on his way
     49
Ouer že Grekys grounde myd že grym yžes Page  4
     50
An heye settež že sayl ouer že [salte] water
     51
& with a dromound on že deep drof on faste
     52
Že wolco[n] wanned anon & že water skewež
     53
Cloudes clateren gon as žey cleue wolde
     54
Že racke myd a rede wynde roos on že myddel
     55
& sone sette on že se out of že souž syde
     56
Blewe on že brode se bolned vp harde
     57
Nathannys naue a-non on [že] norž dryuež
     58
So že wedour & že wynd on že water metyn
     59
Žat alle hurtled on an hepe žat že helm ȝemyd
     60
Nathan flatte for ferde & ful vnder hacchys
     61
Lete že wedour & že wynde worže as hit lyked
     62
Že schip scher vpon schore schot froward Rome
     63
Toward vncouž costes keuerež že yžes
     64
Rapis vnradly vmbe ragged tourres
     65
Že brode sail at o brayd to-brestež a twynne
     66
Žat on ende of že sschip was ay toward heuen Page  5
     67
Žat ožer doun in že deep as alle drenche wolde
     68
Ouer wilde wawes he wende as alle walte scholde
     69
St[a]rke stremes žrow yn stormes & wyndes
     70
With mychel langour atte laste as our lord wolde
     71
Alle was born at a by[rre] to Burdewes hauene
     72
By žat wer bernes atte banke barouns & knyȝtes
     73
& [citezeins] of že syȝt selcouž [hem] žoȝt
     74
Žat euer barge ožer bot or berne vpon lyue
     75
Vnpersched passed hadde že peryles wer so many
     76
Žey token hym to Titus for he že tonge couže
     77
& he [hem] fraynes how fer že flode hadde yferked
     78
Sir out of Surre he seide y am come
     79
To Nero sondis-man sent že [seygnour] of Rome
     80
Ffram Sensceus his seriant with certayn leteres
     81
Žat is iustise & iuge of Jewen lawe
     82
Me wer leuer at žat londe le[ngede] žat y wer
     83
Žan alle že gold ožer good žat euer god made
     84
Že kyng in to conseyl callež hym sone Page  6
     85
& saide Canste žou any cur or craft vpon erže
     86
To softe že grete sore žat sittež on my cheke
     87
& y schal že redly rewarde & to Rome sende
     88
Nathan nyckes hym with nay sayde he non couže
     89
Bot wer žou kyng in žat kužže žer žat Crist deyed
     90
Žer is a worlich wif a womman ful clene
     91
Žat haž softyng & salue for eche sore out
     92
Telle me tyt quož Titus & že schal tyde better
     93
What medecyn is most žat žat may vsež
     94
Whežer gommes ožer graces or any goode drenches
     95
Ožer chauntementes or charmes y charge že to say
     96
Nay non of žo quož Nathan bot now wole y [telle]
     97
Žer was a lede in our londe while he lif hadde
     98
Preued for a prophete žrow preysed dedes
     99
& born in Bethleem one by of a burde schene
     100
Lines 101 through 200
& ȝo a mayde vnmarred žat neuer man touched
     101
As clene as clef žer cristalle sprynges
     102
Without hosebondes helpe saue že holy goste
     103
A kyng & a knaue child ȝo conceyued at ere Page  7
     104
A touche of že trinyte touched hir hadde
     105
Žre persones in o place preued to gedres
     106
Eche grayn is o god & o god bot alle
     107
& alle žre ben bot one as eldres vs tellen
     108
Že first is že fader žat fourmed was neuer
     109
Že secunde is že sone of his sede growyn
     110
Že žridde in heuen myd hem is že holy goste
     111
Nežer merked ne made bot mene fram hem passyž
     112
Alle ben žey endeles & euer of o myȝt
     113
& weren endeles euer [er] že world was bygonne
     114
As sone was že sone as že self fader
     115
Že holy goste with hem hadde žey euer
     116
Že secunde persone že sone sent was to erže
     117
To take careynes kynde of a clene mayde
     118
& so vnknowen he came caytifes to helpe
     119
& wroȝt wondres ynowe ay tille he wo driede
     120
Wyne he wroȝt of water at o word ene
     121
Ten lasares at a logge he leched at enys
     122
Pyned myd p[ar]il[sye] he putte to hele
     123
& ded men fro že dež eche day rered
     124
Croked & cancred he keuered hem alle Page  8
     125
Bož že dombe & že deue myd his der wordes
     126
Dide myracles mo žan y in mynde haue
     127
Nis no clerk with countours couže aluendel rekene
     128
Fyf žousand of folke is ferr to here
     129
With two fisches he fedde & fif ber loues
     130
Žat eche freke hadde his fulle & ȝit ferre leued
     131
Of brede & of broken mete bascketes twelue
     132
Žer suwed hym out of an cite [seuenty] & twey
     133
To do what he dempte disciples wer hoten
     134
Hem to citees he sende his sawes to preche
     135
Ay by two & by two til hy wer a-twynne
     136
Hym suwed of an-ožer cite semeliche twelue
     137
Pore men & noȝt prute aposteles wer hoten
     138
Žat of cay[ti]fes he ches holy churche to encresche
     139
Že out-wale of žis worlde žis wer her names
     140
Peter James & Jon & Jacob že ferže
     141
& že fifže of his felawys Phelip was hoten
     142
Že sixte Symond was caled & že seuež eke Page  9
     143
Bertholomewe žat his bone neuer breke nolde
     144
Že eyȝt man was Mathu žat is myche yloued
     145
Tadde & Tomas her ben ten euen
     146
& Andreu že elleuež žat auntred hym myche
     147
Byfor princes to preche was Petrus brožer
     148
Že laste man was vnlele & lužer of his dedis
     149
Judas žat Jesu Crist to že Jewes solde
     150
Suž hymsulf he slowe for sorow of žat dede
     151
His body on a balwe tree to-breste on že myddel
     152
Whan Crist hadde heried helle & was [to] heuen passed
     153
For žat mansed man Mathie žey chossyn
     154
Ȝit vnbaptized wer bože Barnabe & Poule
     155
& noȝt knewen of Crist bot comen sone after
     156
Že princes & že prelates aȝen že paske tyme
     157
Alle žei hadde hym in hate for his holy werkes
     158
Hit was a doylful dede whan žey his dež caste
     159
Žrow Pilat pyned he was že prouost of Rome
     160
& žat worliche wif žat arst was ynempned
     161
Haž his visage in hir veil Veronyk ȝo hatte
     162
Peynted priuely & playn žat no poynt wantež Page  10
     163
For loue he left hit hir til hir lyues ende
     164
Žer is no gome [o]n žis [grounde] žat is grym wounded
     165
Meselry ne meschef ne man vpon erže
     166
Žat knelež doun to žat clož & on Crist leuež
     167
Bot alle hapnež to hele in [ane] hand whyle
     168
At Rome reyned že emperour quož že kyng riche žan
     169
Cesar synful wrecche žat sent hym fram Rome
     170
Why nadde žy lycam be leyd low vnder erže
     171
Whan Pilat prouost was made suche a prince to jugge
     172
& or žis wordes wer [wel] wonne to že ende
     173
Že canker žat že kyng hadde clenly was heled
     174
With out faute že face of flesche & of hyde
     175
As newe as že nebbe žat neuer was wemmyd
     176
A corteys Crist seide že kyng riche žan
     177
Was neuer worke žat y wroȝt woržy že to telle
     178
Ne dede žat y haue don bot žy dež mened
     179
Ne neuer sey že in siȝt goddis sone der
     180
Bot now [be] bayne [to] my bone blessed lord Page  11
     181
To stire Nero with noye & newen his sorowe
     182
& y schal buske me boun hem bale to wyrche
     183
To do že deueles of dawe & žy dež venge
     184
Telle me tit quož Titus what tokne he lafte
     185
To hem žat knew hym for Crist & his crafte leued
     186
Nempne že trinyte by name quož Nathan at žries
     187
& žer myd baptemed be in blessed water
     188
Forž žey fetten a font & foulled hym žer
     189
Made hym cristen kyng žat for Crist werred
     190
Corrours in to eche coste žan že cours nomen
     191
& alle his baronage broȝt to Burdewes hauen
     192
Suž with že sondes-man he [s]ouȝt to Rome
     193
Že ferly & že fair cure his fader to schewe
     194
& he gronnand glad grete god žanked
     195
& loude criande on Crist carped & saide
     196
Woržy wemlese God in whom y byleue
     197
[Als] žou in Bethleem was born of a bryȝt mayde
     198
Sende me hele of my hurt & heyly y a-fowe
     199
To be ded for žy dež bot hit be der ȝolden Page  12
     200
Lines 201 through 300
Žat tyme peter was pope & preched in rome
     201
Že lawe & že lore žat our byleue askež
     202
Folowed faste on že folke & to že fayž tourned
     203
& crist wroȝt for žat wye wondres ynow
     204
Žer of waspasian was war žat že waspys hadde
     205
Sone sendež hym to & že sože tolde
     206
Of crist & že kerchef žat keuered že sike
     207
As nathan neymes sone seide žat [was to nero] come
     208
Žan to consayl was called že knyȝtes of rome
     209
& assenteden sone to sende messages
     210
Twenti knyȝtes wer cud že ker[ch]yf to fecche
     211
& asked trewes of že emperour žat erand to done
     212
Ac without tribute or trewes tenfulle wyes
     213
Že knyȝtes with že kerchef comen ful blyue
     214
Že pope ȝaf pardoun to hem žat passed žer aȝens
     215
With processioun & pres princes & dukes
     216
& whan že womman was war žat že wede owede
     217
[of] seint peter že pope ȝo platte to že grounde
     218
Vmbefelde his fete & to že freke saide
     219
Of žis kerchef & my cors že kepyng y že take Page  13
     220
Žan bygan že burne biterly to wepe
     221
For že doylful dež of his der mayster
     222
& longe stode in že stede or he stynte myȝt
     223
Whan he vnclosed že clože žat cristes body touched
     224
Že wede fram že womman [he] warpe atte laste
     225
Receyued hit myd reuerence & rennande teris
     226
Out of že place myd pres žey passed on swyže
     227
& ay held hit on hey žat alle byhold myȝt
     228
Žan twelf barouns bolde že emperour bade wende
     229
& že pope departe fram že pople faste
     230
Veronyk & že vail waspasian žey broȝt
     231
& seint peter že pope presented bože
     232
Bot a ferly byfelle forž myd hem alle
     233
In her temple bytidde tenful žynges
     234
Že mahound & že mametes tomortled to peces
     235
& al tocrased as že clož žroȝ že kirke passed
     236
Into že palice with že printe žan že pope ȝede
     237
Knyȝtes kepten že clože & on knees fallen
     238
A flauour flambež žer fro žey felleden hit alle Page  14
     239
Was neuer odour ne eyr vpon erže swetter
     240
Že kerchef clansed hit self & so cler wexed
     241
Myȝt no lede on hit loke for liȝt žat hit schewed
     242
As hit aproched to že prince he put vp his hed
     243
For comfort of že clož he cried wel loude
     244
Lo lordlynges her že lyknesse of crist
     245
Of whom my botnyng y bidde for his bitter woundis
     246
Žan was wepyng & wo & wryngyng of hondis
     247
With loude dyn & dit for doil of hym one
     248
Že pope availed že vaile & his visage touched
     249
Že body suž al aboute blessed hit žrye
     250
Že waspys wenten away & alle že wo after
     251
Žat er lasar was longe lyȝtter was neuere
     252
Žan was pypyng & play his pyne was awey
     253
Žey ȝelden grace to god žis two grete lordes
     254
Že kerchef ariež fram alle & in že eyr hangyž
     255
Žat že symple myȝt hit se in to soper tyme
     256
Že veronycle after veronyk waspasian hit called Page  15
     257
Garde hit gayly agysen in gold & in seluere
     258
Ȝit is že visage in že vail as veronyk hym broȝt
     259
Že romaynes at rome a relyk hit holden
     260
Žis whyle nero hadde noye & non nyȝtes reste
     261
For his tribute was [tynt] as nathan told hadde
     262
He commaundiž knyȝtes to come consail to holde
     263
Erles & alle men že emperour aboute
     264
Assembled že senatours sone vpon haste
     265
To iugge who jewes myȝt best vpon že jewys take
     266
& alle demeden by dome žo dukes to wende
     267
Žat wer cured žrow crist žat žey on croys slowen
     268
Žat on waspasian was of že wyes twey
     269
Žat že trauail vndertoke & titus an ožer
     270
A bold burne on a blonke & of his body comyn
     271
No feržer sib to hymself bot his sone der
     272
Crouned kynges bože & mychel crist loued
     273
Žat hadde hem [g]euen of his grace & her grem stroyed Page  16
     274
Moste žei hadde hit in hert her hestes to kepe
     275
& her forwardis to fulfille žat žei byfor made
     276
Žan was rotlyng in rome robbyng of brynnyes
     277
Schewyng of scharpe [stele] scheldes ydressed
     278
Lauȝte leue at žat lord leften his sygne
     279
A grete dragoun of gold & alle že [g]yng folwed
     280
By žat schippis wer schred yschot on že depe
     281
Takled & atired on talterande yžes
     282
Ffresch water & wyn wounden yn faste
     283
& stof of alle maner store žat hem strengže scholde
     284
Žer wer floynes a flot farcostes many
     285
Cogges & crayers ycasteled alle
     286
Galees of grete streyngže with golden fanes
     287
[že brede] on že brod se aboute four myle
     288
Žey tyȝten vp tal-sail whan že tide asked
     289
Hadde byr at že bake & že bonke lefte
     290
Souȝte ouer že se with soudeours manye
     291
& [ioyned in to] port jaf in judeis londys Page  17
     292
Suree cesaris londe žou may seken euer
     293
Ful mychel wo m[o]n be wroȝte in žy [w]lonk tounes
     294
Cytees vnder s[yon] now is ȝour sorow uppe
     295
Že dež of že dereworž crist der schal be ȝolden
     296
Now is bethleem žy bost ybroȝt to an ende
     297
Jerusalem & ierico forjuggyd wrecchys
     298
Schal neuer kyng of ȝour kynde with croune be ynoyntid
     299
Ne jewe for jesu sake [i]ouke in ȝou more
     300
Lines 301 through 400
Žey setten vpon eche side surrie withyn
     301
Brente ay at že bak & [all] bar laften
     302
Was noȝt bot roryng & r[u]th in alle že riche tounnes
     303
& red laschyng lye alle že londe ouer
     304
Token toun & tour teldes ful fele
     305
Brosten ȝates of brass & many borwe wonnen
     306
Holy že hežen here hewyn to grounde
     307
Bož in bent & in borwe žat abide wolde
     308
Že jewes to ierusalem ž[ere] josephus dwelde
     309
Flowen as že foule dož žat faucoun wolde strike
     310
A cite vnder syon sett was ful noble
     311
With many toret & tour žat toun to defende Page  18
     312
Princes & prelates & poreil of že londe
     313
Clerkes & comens of contrees aboute
     314
Wer schacked to žat cite sacrifice to make
     315
At paske tyme as preched hem prestes of že lawe
     316
Many swykel at že sweng to že swerd ȝede
     317
For penyes passed non žoȝ he pay wolde
     318
Bot diden alle to že deže & drowen hem after
     319
With engynes to jerusalem žer jewes wer žykke
     320
Žey sette sadly a sege že cite alle aboute
     321
Piȝten pauelouns doun of pallen webbes
     322
With ropis of riche silk raysen vp swyže
     323
Grete tentis as a toun of torke[is] cložys
     324
Choppyn ouer že cheuentayns with charboklis four
     325
A gay egle of gold on a gilde appul
     326
With grete dragouns grym alle in gold wroȝte
     327
Lyk to lyouns also lyande žervnder
     328
Paled & paynted že paueloun was vmbe
     329
Stoked ful of storijs strayned myd armys
     330
Of quaynte colour to know kerneld alofte
     331
An hundred stondyng on stage in žat stede one Page  19
     332
Toured with torettes was že tente žanne
     333
Suž britaged aboute briȝt to byholde
     334
Er alle že sege was sette ȝit of že cite comyn
     335
Messengeres wer made fram maistres of že lawe
     336
To že chef cheuentayn žey chosen her wey
     337
Deden mekly by mouže her message attonys
     338
Sayen že cite haž [vs] sent to serche ȝour wille
     339
To here že cause of ȝour comyng [& what] ȝe coueyte wolde
     340
Waspasian no word to že wyes schewed
     341
Bot sendež sondismen aȝen twelf siker knyȝtes
     342
[gert hem greithely] to go & že gomes telle
     343
Žat alle že cause of her com[e] was crist forto venge
     344
Sayž y bidde hem be boun bishopes & ožer
     345
Tomorow or [mydday] [alle modur-nakyd]
     346
Vp her ȝates to ȝelde with ȝerdes an hande
     347
Eche whiȝt in a white scherte & no wede ellys
     348
Jewyse for iesu crist by juggement to take
     349
& make hem come žat iesu crist žroȝ conseil bytrayede Page  20
     350
Or y to že walles schal wende & walten alle ouere
     351
Schal no ston vpon ston stonde by y passe
     352
Žis sondismen sadly to že cite ȝede
     353
Žer že lordes of že londe lent weren alle
     354
Tit tolden her tale & wonder towe made
     355
Of crist & of cayphas & how žey come scholde
     356
& when že knyȝtes of crist carpyn bygonn
     357
Že jewes token alle twelf without tale mor
     358
Her hondis bounden at her bak with borden stauys
     359
And of flocken her fa[x] & her fair berdis
     360
Made hem naked as a nedel to že nežer houe
     361
Her visages blecken with bleche & al že body after
     362
Suž knyt with a corde to eche knyȝtes swer
     363
A chese & charged hem her chyuentayn to ber
     364
Sayž vnbuxum we bež his biddyng to ȝete
     365
Ne noȝt dreden his dom his dež haue we atled
     366
He schal vs fynde in že felde ne no ferr seke
     367
Tomorowe pryme or hit passe & so ȝour prince telliž
     368
Že burnes busken out of burwe bounden alle twelf Page  21
     369
Aȝen message to make fram že maister jewes
     370
Was neuer waspasian so wrože as whan že wyes come
     371
Žat wer scorned & schende vpon schame wyse
     372
Žis knyȝtes byfor že kyng vpon knees fallen
     373
& tolden že tale as hit tid hadde
     374
Of žy manace ne žy myȝt žey make bot lyte
     375
Žus ben we tourned of our tyre in tokne of že sože
     376
& bounden for our bolde speche že batail žey willež
     377
Tomorowe prime or hit passe žey put hit no ferre
     378
Hit schal be satled on žy-self že same žat žou atlest
     379
Žus han žey certifiet že [to saye] & sende že žis cheses
     380
Wode wedande wrož waspasian was žanne
     381
Layde wecche to že walle & warned in haste
     382
Žat alle maner of men in že morowe scholde
     383
Be sone after že sonne assembled in že felde
     384
He streyȝt up a standard in a stour wyse
     385
Bild as a belfray bretful of wepne
     386
Whan oȝt fauted in že folke žat to že feld longed
     387
Atte že belfray to be botnyng to fynde Page  22
     388
A dragoun was dressed drawyn a lofte
     389
Wyde gapande of gold gomes to swelwe
     390
With arwes armed in že mouže & also he hadde
     391
A fauch[ou]n vnder his feet with four kene bladdys
     392
Žerof že poyntes wer piȝt in partyis four
     393
Of žis wlonfulle wor[l]de žer žei werr fondyn
     394
In forbesyn to že folke žis fauchoun hengež
     395
Žat žey hadde wonnen with [werre] al že world riche
     396
A bal of brennande gold že beste was on sette
     397
His taille trayled žer aboute žat tourne scholde he neuere
     398
Whan he was lifte vp[his liche] žer že lord werred
     399
Bot ay lokande on že londe tille žat al lauȝte wer
     400
Lines 401 through 500
Žer by že cite myȝt se no setlyng wolde rise
     401
Ne no trete of no trewes bot že toun ȝelde
     402
Or ride on že romayns for žey han her rede take
     403
Žer britned to be or že [burghe] wynne
     404
His wynges [brighte wer & brade] boun forto flee Page  23
     405
With belles bordored aboute al of briȝt seluere
     406
Redy whan ouȝte runnen to rynge ful loude
     407
With eche [wap] of a [wynde] žat to že wynges sprongyn
     408
Ibrytaged aboute že belfray was žanne
     409
With a tenful tour žat ouer že toun gawged
     410
Že b[est] by že briȝtnesse burnes myȝt knowe
     411
Four myle žer fro so že feldes schonen
     412
& on eche pomel wer pyȝt penseles hyȝe
     413
Of selke & sendel with seluere ybetyn
     414
Hit glitered as gled fur ful of gold riche
     415
Ouer al že cite to se as že sonne bemys
     416
Byfor že four ȝates he formes to lenge
     417
Sixtene žousand by somme while že sege lastež
     418
Sette ward [to] že walles žat noȝt awey scaped
     419
Sixe žousand in sercle že cite alle aboute
     420
Was noȝt while že nyȝt laste bot nehyng of stedis
     421
Strogelyng in stele wede & stuffyng of helmes Page  24
     422
With armyng of olyfauntes & ožer arwe bestes
     423
Aȝen že cristen to come with castels on bake
     424
Waspasya[n] in stele wede & his wyes alle
     425
Weren diȝt forž by day & drowen to že vale
     426
Of josophat žer jesu crist schal juggen alle žinges
     427
Bigly batayled hym žer to bide[n] žis ožer
     428
Že fauward titus toke to telle vpon ferste
     429
With six žousand soudiours assyned for že nones
     430
& mony in že mydward wer merked to lenge
     431
Žer waspasian was with princes & dukes
     432
& sixtene žousand in že žridde with a žryuande knyȝt
     433
Sir sabyn of surrie a siker man of armes
     434
Žat prince was of prouynce & michel peple ladde
     435
Fourty hundred in helmes & harnays to schewe
     436
& ten žousand atte tail at že tentis lafte
     437
Hors & harnays fram harmyng to kepe
     438
By žat bemys on že burwe blowen ful loude
     439
& baners beden hem forž now blesse vs our lorde
     440
Že jewes assembled wer sone & of že cite come
     441
An hundred žousand on hors with hamberkes atired
     442
Without folke vpon fot at že four ȝates
     443
Žat preset to že place with pauyes on hande
     444
Fyf & twenti olyfauntes defensable bestes
     445
With brode castels on bak out of burwe come
     446
& on eche olyfaunte armed men manye
     447
Ay an hundred an hey an hundred withyn
     448
Žo drowen dromedarius doun deuelich žicke
     449
[an] hundred žousand & yheled with harnays of mayle
     450
Eche beste with a big tour žer bold men wer ynne
     451
Twenty told by tale in eche tour euene
     452
Cameles closed in stele comen out žanne
     453
Faste toward že feld a ferlich nonbr
     454
Busked to batail & on bak hadde
     455
Echon a toret of tre with ten men of armes
     456
Chares ful of chosen charged with wepne
     457
A wonder nonbr žer was who so wite lyste
     458
Many douȝti žat day žat was adradde neuer Page  26
     459
Wer fond fey in že feld er žat fiȝt endid
     460
An olyfaunt yarmed came out at že laste
     461
Keuered myd a castel was craftily ywroȝt
     462
A tabernacle in že tour atyred was riche
     463
Piȝt as a paueloun on pileres of seluere
     464
A which of white seluere wal[w]ynde žer-ynne
     465
On four goions of gold žat hit fram grounde bar
     466
A c[h]osen chayr žerby on charbokeles twelfe
     467
Betyn al with barn[d] gold with brennande sergis
     468
Že chekes of že chayr wer cha[r]-bokles fyue
     469
Couered myd a riche clože žer cayphas was sette
     470
A plate of pulsched gold was piȝt on his breste
     471
With many preciose perle & pured stones
     472
Lered men of že lawe žat loude couže synge
     473
With sawters seten hym by & že psalmys tolde
     474
Of douȝty david že kyng & ožer der storijs
     475
Of joseph že noble jewe & judas že knyȝt
     476
Cayphas of že kyst kyppid a rolle
     477
& radde how že folke ran žroȝ že re[d]e wa[ters]
     478
Whan pharao & his ferde wer in že floode drouned
     479
& myche of moyses lawe he mynned žat tyme
     480
Whan žis faižles folke to že feld comen
     481
& batayled after že bent with many burne kene
     482
For baneres žat blased & bestes yarmed
     483
Myȝt no man se žrow že sonne ne že cite knowe
     484
Waspasian dyuysež že vale alle aboute
     485
Žat was with baneres ouer[brade] to že borwe wallis
     486
To barouns & bold men žat hym aboute wer
     487
Seiž lordlynges aloude lestenyž my speche
     488
Her nys king nožer knyȝt comen to žis place
     489
Baroun ne burges ne burne žat me folwež
     490
Žat že cause of his come nys crist forto venge
     491
Vpon že faižles folke žat hym fayntly slowen
     492
Byholdež že hežyng & že harde woundes
     493
Že betyng & že byndyng žat že body hadde
     494
Lat neuer žis lawles ledis lauȝ at his harmys
     495
Žat bouȝt vs fram bale with blod of his herte Page  28
     496
[i] quyckeclayme že querels of alle quyk burnes
     497
& clayme of euereche kyng saue of crist one
     498
Žat žis peple to pyne no pite ne hadde
     499
Žat preuež his passioun who so že paas redež
     500
Lines 501 through 600
Hit nediž noȝt at žis note of nero to mynde
     501
Ne to trete of no trewe for tribute žat he askež
     502
Žat querel y quikcleyme [qwežer] he ne wilnež
     503
Of žis rebel to rome bot resoun to haue
     504
Bot mor žing in our mynde mynež [vs] today
     505
Žat by resoun to rome že regnance fallyž
     506
Bože že myȝt & že mayn [&] mais[trie] on e[rže]
     507
& lord[chipe] of eche londe žat liže vnder heuen
     508
Lat neuer žis faižles folke with fiȝt vs wynne
     509
Hors ne harnays bot žey hit hard byen
     510
Plate ne pesan ne pendauntes ende
     511
While any lyme may laste or we že lif haue
     512
For žei ben feyn[t] at že fiȝt fals of byleue
     513
& wel wenen at a wap alle že wo[r]ld quelle Page  29
     514
Nožer grounded on god ne on no grace tristen
     515
Bot alle in st[erynne]s of stour & in strengž one
     516
& we ben diȝt today driȝten to serue
     517
Hey heuen kyng [take] hede to his owne
     518
Že ledes louten hym alle & aloude sayde
     519
Today žat fleže any fote že fende haue his soule
     520
Bemes blowen anon blonkes to neȝeȝ
     521
Stedis stampen in že felde stif steil vnder
     522
Stiže men in stiropys striden alofte
     523
Knyȝtes croysen hemself cacchen her helmys
     524
With loude clarioun cry & alle kyn pypys
     525
Tymbris & tabourris tonelande loude
     526
Ȝeuen a schillande schout schrynken že jewes
     527
As womman [welter solde in swounn] whan hir že water neȝež
     528
Lacchen launces anon lepyn to-gedris Page  30
     529
As fur out of flynt ston ferde hem bytwene
     530
Doust drof vpon lofte dymedyn alle aboute
     531
As žonder & žicke rayn žrowolande in skyes
     532
[žei] beren burnes žrow brosten launces
     533
Knyȝtes crosschen doun to že cold erže
     534
Ffouȝt faste in že felde & ay že fals vnder
     535
Doun swowande [one] swelt with out swar more
     536
Tytus tournež hym to tolles of že beste
     537
Forjustes že jolieste with joyn[yng] of werr
     538
Suž with a briȝt bronde he betiž on harde
     539
Tille že brayn & že blod on že bent ornen
     540
Souȝt žroȝ an ožer side with a sore wepne
     541
Bet on že broun stele while že bladde laste
     542
An hey breydež že brond & as a bore lokež
     543
How hetterly doun hente who so wolde
     544
Alle briȝtned že bent as bemys of sonne
     545
Of že gilden ger & že goode stones Page  31
     546
Ffor schyueryng of sche[l]des & schynyng of helmes
     547
Hit ferde as alle že firmament vpon a fur wer
     548
Waspasian in že vale že fanward by-holdež
     549
How že hežyn her heldiž to grounde
     550
Cam with a fair ferde že fals men to mete
     551
As greued griffouns girden in samen
     552
Spakly her speres on sprotes žay ȝeden
     553
Scheldes as schidwod on scholdres tocleuen
     554
Schoken out of schepes žat scharpe w[ere] ygrounde
     555
& mallen metel žroȝ vnmylt hertes
     556
Hewen on že hežen hurtlen togedr
     557
Forschorne gilt schroud sch[o]dered burne[s]
     558
Baches woxen ablode aboute in že vale
     559
& goutes fram gold wede as goteres žey runne
     560
Sir sabyn settež hym vp whan hit so ȝede
     561
Ridež myd že rereward & alle že route folwež Page  32
     562
Kenely že castels came to assayle
     563
Žat že bestes on her bake out of burwe ladden
     564
Atles on že olyfauntes žat orible wer
     565
Girdiž out že guttes with grounden speres
     566
R[o]ppis rispen forž žat redles an hundred
     567
Scholde be busy to burie žat on a bent lafte
     568
Castels clateren doun cameles brosten
     569
Dromedaries to že dež drowen ful swyže
     570
Že blode fomed hem fro in že flasches aboute
     571
Ž[at] knedepe in že dale dascheden stedes
     572
Že burnes in že bretages žat aboue wer
     573
For že doust & že dyn as alle doun ȝede
     574
Al forstoppette in stele storteblynde wexen
     575
Whan hurdiȝs & hard erže hurtled togedre
     576
& vnder dromedaries doun diȝten hem sone
     577
Was non left vpon lyue žat a lofte standež
     578
Saue [ane] olepy olyfaunt at že grete ȝate
     579
Žeras cayphas že clerke in castel ridež Page  33
     580
He say že wrake on hem wende & away tournež
     581
With twelf maystres made of moyses lawe
     582
An hundred helmed men hien hem after
     583
Er žey of castel myȝt come cauȝten hem alle
     584
Bounden že bischup on bycchyd wyse
     585
Žat že blode out barst eche band vnder
     586
& broȝten [to] že [berfraye] alle [žo] bew clerkes
     587
Žer že standard stode & stadded hem žer
     588
Že beste & že britage & alle že briȝt ger
     589
Chair & chaundelers & charbokel stones
     590
Že rolles žat žey redden [on] & alle že riche bokes
     591
Žey broȝte myd že bischup žou hym bale žouȝte
     592
Anon že feyžles folke fayleden herte
     593
Tourned toward že toun & tytus hem after
     594
Ffe[l]de of že fals ferde in že felde lefte
     595
An hundred in her helmes myd his honde one
     596
Že fals jewes in že felde fallen so žicke
     597
As hail froward heuen hepe ouer ožer Page  34
     598
So was že bent ouerbrad blody byrunne
     599
With ded bodies aboute alle že brod vale
     600
Lines 601 through 700
Myȝt no stede doun stap bot on stele wede
     601
Or on burne ožer on beste or on briȝt scheldes
     602
So myche was že multitude žat on že molde lafte
     603
Žer so many wer mar[red] mereuail wer ellis
     604
Ȝit wer že romayns as rest as žey fram rome come
     605
[vnrevyn] eche a renk & noȝt a ryng brosten
     606
Was no poynt perschid of alle her pris armur
     607
So crist his knyȝtes gan kepe tille complyn tyme
     608
An hundred žousand helmes of že hežen syde
     609
Wer fey fallen in že felde [žat no freke skapide]
     610
Saue seuen žousand of že somme žat to že cite flowen
     611
& wy[nn]en with mychel wo že walles with-ynne
     612
Ledes lepen to a-non louken že ȝates
     613
Barren hem bigly with boltes of yren
     614
Brayden vp brigges with brouden chaynes Page  35
     615
& portecolis with pile picchen to grounde
     616
Žei wynnen vp whyȝtly že walles to kepe
     617
Fr[e]sche vnfonded folke & grete defence made
     618
Tyež in-to tourres tonnes ful manye
     619
With grete stones of gret & of gray marble
     620
Kepten kenly with caste že kernels alofte
     621
Quar[r]en qu[a]rels out with quart[ote]s attonys
     622
Žat ožer folke at že fote freshly assayled
     623
Tille eche dale with dewe was donked aboute
     624
With-drowen hem fro že diche dukes & ožer
     625
[for] že caste was so kene žat come fram že walles
     626
Comen forže with že kyng clene as žey ȝede
     627
W[ant]ed noȝt o wye ne non žat wem hadde
     628
Princes to her pauelouns passen on swyže
     629
Vnarmen hem as tyt & alle že nyȝt resten
     630
With wacche vmbe že walles to many wyes sorowe
     631
Žey wolle noȝt že hežen her so harmeles be lafte Page  36
     632
Sone as že rede day ros [o]n že schye
     633
Bemes blowen anon burnes to aryse
     634
Že kyng comaundež a cry žat comsed was sone
     635
Že ded bodies on že bonke barforto make
     636
To spoyle že spilt folke spar scholde none
     637
Geten girdeles & ger gold & goode stones
     638
Byes broches bryȝt besauntes riche
     639
Helmes hewen of gold hamberkes manye
     640
Kesten ded vpon ded was deil to byholde
     641
Made wide weyes & to že walles comen
     642
Assembleden at že cite saut to bygynne
     643
Ffolke ferlich žycke at že four ȝates
     644
Žey broȝten toures of tre žat žey taken hadde
     645
A-ȝen euereche ȝate ȝarken hem hey
     646
By-gonnnen at že grettist a garrite to rer
     647
Groded vp fro že grounde on twelfe grete postes
     648
[it] was wonderlich wide wroȝt vpon hyȝte Page  37
     649
Ffyue hundred in frounte to fiȝten at že walles
     650
Hardy men vp-on haste hyen at že grecys
     651
& bygonnnen with bir že borow to assayle
     652
Quarels flambande of fur flowen out harde
     653
& arwes [vn]arwely with attyr enuenymyd
     654
Taysen at že toures tachen on že jewes
     655
Žroȝ kernels cacchen her dež many kene burnes
     656
Brenten & beten doun žat bilde was wel žycke
     657
Brosten že britages & že brode toures
     658
By žat was many bold burne že burwe to assayle
     659
Že hole batail boun a-boute že brode walles
     660
Žat wer byg & brode & bycchet to wynne
     661
Wonder heye to byholde with holwe diches vnder
     662
Heye bonked a-bou[t]e vpon bože sydes
     663
Riȝt wicked to wynne bot ȝif wyles helpe
     664
Bow-men atte bonke benden her ger
     665
Schoten vp scharply to že schene walles
     666
With arwes & arblastes & alle žat harme myȝt
     667
To affray že folke žat defence made Page  38
     668
Že jewes werien že walles with wyles ynowe
     669
Hote [p]l[ay]ande picche a-monge že peple ȝeten
     670
Brenn[a]n[d] leed & brynston barels fulle
     671
Schoten schynande doun riȝt as schyr water
     672
Waspasian wendež fram že walles wariande hem alle
     673
Ožer busked wer boun benden engynes
     674
Kesten at že kernels & clustred toures
     675
& monye der daies worke dongen to grounde
     676
By žat wriȝtes han wroȝt a wonder stronge pale
     677
Alle aboute že burwe with bastiles manye
     678
Žat [no freke in myȝt fonde with-owttyn fethyrhames]
     679
[ne] no segge vnder sonne myȝt fram že cite passe
     680
Suž dommyn že diches with že ded corses
     681
Crammen hit myd karayn že kirnels vnder
     682
Žat že stynk of že steem myȝt strike ouer že walles
     683
To cože že corsed folke žat hem kepe scholde Page  39
     684
Že cors of že condit žat comen to [že] toun
     685
Stoppen euereche a streem žer any str[ande] ȝede
     686
With stockes & stones & stynkande bestes
     687
Žat žey no water myȝt wynne žat weren enclosed
     688
Waspasian tournež to his tente with titus & ožer
     689
Commaundež consail anon on cayphas to sitte
     690
W[hat] dež by dome žat he dey scholde
     691
With že lettered ledes žat žey lauȝte hadde
     692
Domes-men vpon de[y]s demeden swyže
     693
Žat ech freke wer quyk fleyn že felles of clene
     694
Žen to be on a bent with blonkes to-drawe
     695
& suž honget on an hep vpon heye galwes
     696
Že feet to že firmament alle folke to byholden
     697
With hony vpon ech [halfe] že hydeles anoynted
     698
Corres & cattes with claures ful scharpe
     699
Ffour kagge[d] & knyt to cayphases žeyes
     700
Lines 701 through 800
Twey apys at his armes to angren hym mor Page  40
     701
Žat renten že rawe flesche vpon rede peces
     702
So was he pyned fram prime with persched sides
     703
Tille že sonne doun souȝt in sommere-tyme
     704
Že lered men of že lawe a litel bynyže
     705
Weren tourmented on a tre topsail walten
     706
Knyt to euerech clerke kene corres twey
     707
Žat alle že cite myȝt se že sorow žat žey dryuen
     708
Že jewes walten ouer že walles for wo at žat tyme
     709
Seuen hundred slow hem-self for sorow of her clerkes
     710
Somme hent her heer & fram že hed pulled
     711
& somme [down] for deil dasch[e]de to grounde
     712
Že kyng lete drawen hem a-doun whan žey dede wer
     713
Bade a bole-fur betyn to brennen že corses
     714
Kesten cayphas žer-yn & his clerkes twelf
     715
& brenten euereche bon in-to že browne askes
     716
Suž went to že walle on že wynde syde
     717
& alle a-brod on že burwe blewen že powder Page  41
     718
Žer is doust [to] ȝour drynke a du[ke] to hem criež
     719
& bade hem bible of žat brož for že bischopes soule
     720
Žus ended coursed cayphas & his clerkes alle
     721
Al to-brused myd bestes brent at že laste
     722
In tokne of tresoun & trey žat he wroȝt
     723
Whan crist žrow his conseil was cacched to dež
     724
By žat was že day don dym[m]ed že skyes
     725
Merked [že] montayns & mores a-boute
     726
Foules fallen to fote & her fežres r[y]s[t]en
     727
Že nyȝt-wacche to že walle & waytes to blowe
     728
Bryȝt fures a-boute betyn a-brode in že oste
     729
Že kyng & his consail carpen to-gedr
     730
Chosen chyuentayns out & chiden no mor
     731
Bot charged že chek-wecche & to chambr wenten
     732
Kynges & knyȝtes to cacchen hem reste
     733
Waspasian lyž in his logge litel he slepiž
     734
Bot walwyž & wyndiž & waltrež a-boute Page  42
     735
Ofte tournež for tene & on že toun žynkež
     736
Whan schadewes & schir day scheden attwynne
     737
Leuerockes vpon lofte lyften her steuenes
     738
Burnes busken hem out of bedde with bemes loude
     739
Bože blowyng on bent & on že burwe walles
     740
Waspasian bounys of bedde busked hym fayr
     741
Fram že fote to že fourche in fyne gold cložes
     742
Suž puttež že prince ouer his pal[l]e[n] wedes
     743
A brynye browded žicke with a brest-plate
     744
[že] gra[te was] of gray steel & of gold riche
     745
Žer-ouer he castež a cote colour[ede] of his armys
     746
A grete girdel of gold with-out ger ožer
     747
Layž vmbe his lendis with lacchetes ynow
     748
A bryȝt burnesched swerd he beltež alofte Page  43
     749
Of pur purged gold že pomel & že hulte
     750
A brod schynande scheld on scholdir he hongiž
     751
Bocklyd myd briȝt gold abou[t]e at že necke
     752
Že glowes of gray steel žat wer with gold hemmyd
     753
Haulež [ouer] harnays & his hors askež
     754
Že gold hewen helme haspež he blyue
     755
With viser & with a-vental deuysed for že nones
     756
A croune of clene gold was closed vpon lofte
     757
Rybaunde vmbe že rounde helm ful of riche stones
     758
Pyȝt prudely with perles in-to že pur corners
     759
& so with saphyres sett že sydes a-boute
     760
He stridež on a stif stede & strikež ouer že bente
     761
Liȝt as a lyoun wer loused out of cheyne
     762
His segges se[y]en hym alle & echon sayž to ožer
     763
Žis is a comlich kyng knyȝtes to lede
     764
He bowež to že barres or he bide wolde
     765
Betynge on with že brond on že bras rynges Page  44
     766
Comež caytifes forž ȝe žat crist slowen
     767
Knowež hym for ȝour kyng or ȝe cacche mor
     768
Waytež doun fro že walle what wo is on hande
     769
May ȝe fecche ȝou no fode žoȝ ȝe fey worže
     770
& žoȝ ȝe waterles wede wynne ȝe noȝt o droppe
     771
Žoȝ ȝe dež scholde dey daies in ȝour lyue
     772
Že pale žat i piȝt haue passe hit who myȝt
     773
Žat is so byg on že bonke & haž že burowe closed
     774
Ffourty to fyȝten aȝens fyue hundred
     775
Žoȝ ȝe wer etnes echon in scholde [ȝ]e [tourne]
     776
& more manschyp wer hit ȝit mercy by-seche
     777
Žan metles marr žer no myȝt helpys
     778
Was non žat warpiž a word bot waytes her poyntes
     779
Ȝif [any] stertis on st[r]ay with stones hem to kylle
     780
Žan wrož as a wode bore he wendež his bridul
     781
Ȝif ȝe as dogges wol dey že deuel haue žat recche
     782
& or i wende fro žis walle ȝe schul wordes schewe Page  45
     783
& efte spakloker speke or y ȝour speche owene
     784
By žat a jewe josophus že gentyl clerke
     785
Hadde wroȝt a wonder wyle whan hem water fayled
     786
Made wedes of wolle in wete for to plunge
     787
Water-waschen as žey wer & on že walle hengen
     788
Že wedes dropeden doun d[r]yed ȝerne
     789
Rich rises hem fro že romayns byholden
     790
Wenden wel her wedes hadde wasschyng so ryue
     791
Žat no wye in že wone water schold fayle
     792
Waspasian že wile wel ynow knewe
     793
Loude lawȝ[ež] žer-at & lordlynges byddis
     794
No burne abasched be žoȝ žey žis bost make
     795
Hit bež bot wyles of werr for water hem faylež
     796
Žan was no-žyng bot a newe note to bygynne
     797
Assaylen on eche a side že cite by halues
     798
Merken myd manglouns ful vn-mete dyntes Page  46
     799
& myche of masouns note žey marden žat tyme
     800
Lines 801 through 900
Žer-of was josophus war žat myche of werr couže
     801
& sette on že walle side sakkes myd chaf
     802
Aȝens že streyngže of že stroke žer že stones hytte
     803
Žat alle dered noȝt a dyȝs bot grete dy[n] made
     804
Že romayns runne to a-non & on roddes knytte
     805
Sižes for že sackes žat selly wer kene
     806
Raȝten to že ropis rent hem in sonder
     807
Žat alle dasschande doun in-to že diche flatten
     808
Bot josophus že gynful her engynes alle
     809
Brente with brennande oyle & myche bale wroȝt
     810
Waspasian wounded was žer wonderlich sore
     811
Žrow že hard of že hele with an hande-darte
     812
Žat boot žrow že bote & že bone nayled
     813
Of že frytted fote in že folis syde
     814
Sone assembled hym to many sadde hundred Page  47
     815
Žat wolden wrecken že wounde ožer wo habben
     816
Žey bowyn to že barres bekered ȝerne
     817
Fouȝt riȝt felly foyned with speres
     818
Jo[k]ken jewes žroȝ engynes by žanne
     819
Wer manye bent at že bonke & to že burwe žrewen
     820
Žer wer selcoužes sen as segges mowe here
     821
A burne with a balwe-ston was že brayn cloue
     822
Že gretter pese of že panne že pyble forž strikež
     823
Žat hit flow in-to že feld a forlong or more
     824
A womman bounden with a barn was on že body hytte
     825
With že ston o[f] a staf[-slyng] as že storyj tellež
     826
Žat že barn out brayde fram že body clene
     827
& was born vp as a bal ouer že burwe walles
     828
Burnes wer brayned & brosed to dež
     829
Wymmen wide open walte vnder stones
     830
Frosletes fro že ferst to že flor žrylled Page  48
     831
& many toret doun tilte že temple a-boute
     832
Že cite had ben seised myd saut at žat tyme
     833
Nad že folke be so fers žat že fende serued
     834
Žat kilden on že cristen & kepten že walles
     835
With arwes & arblastes & archers manye
     836
With speres & spryngoldes sponnen out hard
     837
Dryuen dartes a-doun ȝeuen depe woundes
     838
Žat manye renke out of rome [by] rest[ing] of ž[e] s[o]nne
     839
Was mychel leuer a leche žan layke myd his ton
     840
Waspasian styntež of že stour stewež his burnes
     841
Žat wer for-beten & bled vnder bryȝt yren
     842
Tyen to her tentis myd tene žat žey hadde
     843
Al wery of žat werk & wounded ful sore
     844
Helmes & hamberkes hadden of sone
     845
Leches by torche-liȝt loken her hurtes
     846
Waschen woundes with wyn & with wolle stoppen
     847
With oyle & orisoun ordeyned in charme Page  49
     848
Suž euereche a segge to že soper ȝede
     849
Žoȝ žey wounded wer was no wo nempned
     850
Bot daunsyng & no deil with dynnyng of pipis
     851
& že nakerer noyse alle že nyȝt-tyme
     852
Whan že derk was doun & že day spr[o]ngen
     853
Sone after že sonne sembled že grete
     854
Comen forž-with že kyng conseil to her
     855
Alle že knyȝthod clene žat for crist werred
     856
Waspasian waitež a-wide his wyes byholdež
     857
Žat wer frescher to fiȝt žan at že furst tyme
     858
Prayež princes on ernest & alle že peple after
     859
Žat eche wye of žat werr schold his wille specke
     860
For or žis toun be tak & žis toures heye
     861
Michel tor[fere] & tene vs tides on hande
     862
Žay tourned alle to titus & hym že tale schewež
     863
Of že cite & že sege to seyn for hem alle
     864
Žan titus tournež hem to & talkyng bygynnež Page  50
     865
Žus to layke with žis les[e folke] vs lympis že worse
     866
For žey ben fel[l]e of defence ferce men & noble
     867
& žis toured toun is tenful to wynne
     868
Že worst wrecche in že wone may on walle lygge
     869
Strike doun with a ston & stuny many knyȝtes
     870
Whan we schul houe & byholde & litel harme wirche
     871
& ay že lože of že layk liȝt on vs-selue
     872
Now mowe žey ferke no ferr her fode forto wynne
     873
Wolde we stynt of our strif whyle žey her stor ma[r]-den
     874
We scholde with [hunger] hem honte to hoke out of toun
     875
[with-owttyn weme or wounde or any wo ells]
     876
For žer as faylež že fode žer is feynt strengže
     877
& žer as hunger is hote hertes ben feble
     878
Alle assenteden to že sawe žat to že [sege] longed
     879
Apaied as že prince & že peple wolde Page  51
     880
To že kyng wer called constables žanne
     881
Marchals maser[s] men žat he to tristiž
     882
He chargež hem che[f]ly for chaunce žat may falle
     883
With wacche of waled men že walles to kepe
     884
For we wol hunten at že hart žis hežes aboute
     885
& hur racches renne a-monge žis rowe bonkes
     886
Ride to že reuer & rer vp že foules
     887
Se faucouns fle fole of že beste
     888
Ech segge to že solas žat hym-self lyked
     889
Princes out of pauelouns presen on stedes
     890
Torn[ei]en trifflyn & on že toun wayten
     891
Žis lyf žey ledde longe & [lord] ȝyue vs grace
     892
In rome nero haž now mychel noye wroȝt
     893
To dež pyned že pope & mychel peple quelled
     894
Petr apostlen prince & seint poule [also] Page  52
     895
Senek & že senatours & alle že cite fured
     896
His modir & his my[l]de wif murdred to deže
     897
Combred cristen fele žat on crist leued
     898
Že romayns resen a-non whan žey ž[i]s rewže seyen
     899
To quelle že emperour quyk žat hem vnquemed hadde
     900
Lines 901 through 1100 (lines 998-1097 missing)
Žey pressed to his paleys porayle & ožer
     901
To br[it]ten že bold kyng in his burwe riche
     902
Že cite & že senatours assented hem bože
     903
Non ožer dede was to doun žey han his dome ȝolden
     904
Žan flowe žat freke frendles alone
     905
Out at a pore posterne & alle že peple folwed
     906
With a tronchoun of tre toke he no more
     907
Of alle že glowande gold žat he on grounde hadde
     908
On žat tronchoun with his tež he toggež & bytež
     909
Tille hit was piked at že poynt as a pokes ende
     910
Žan abidež žat burne & biterlych spekež
     911
To alle že wyes žat žer wer wordes aloude
     912
Tournež traytours aȝen schal neuer že tale rise Page  53
     913
Of no karl by že coppe how he his kyng quelde
     914
Hym-self he strykež myd žat staf streȝt to že hert
     915
Žat že colke to-clef & že kyng deyed
     916
Six monže after & no mor žis myschef bytydde
     917
Žat waspasian was went to werry on že jewes
     918
Four mettyn myle out of rome to mynde for euere
     919
Žat erst was emperour of alle žus ended in sorow
     920
Že grete to-gedres žan [gete] hem an-ožer
     921
On gabba a gome žat mychel grem hadde
     922
Žroȝ othis l[ucy]us a lord žat hym longe hated
     923
& at že last žat lord out of lyf hym broȝt
     924
Amydde že market of rome že[y] mette to-gedres
     925
Othis falliž hym fey ȝaf hym fale woundes
     926
Žat four monžes & [no] mor hadde mayntened že croune
     927
& žo deyed že duke & že diademe lefte
     928
& whan žat gabba was gon & to grounde broȝt
     929
Othis entriž on ernest & emperour was made Page  54
     930
Že man in his maieste was monžes bot žre
     931
Žan he ȝeldež sathanas že soule & hym-self quelled
     932
Že romayns risen vp a renk rome for to kepe
     933
A knyȝt žat vitel was calde & hym že croune rauȝte
     934
Bot for sir sabyns sake a segge žat was noble
     935
Waspasian brožer of blode [žat] he brytned hadde
     936
Waspasian vpon vitel to vengen his brožer
     937
S[en]t out of surrie segges to rome
     938
Žat [a]s naked as an nedul že newe emperour
     939
For sir sabyns sake alle že cite drowe hym
     940
Suž gored že gome žat his guttes alle
     941
As a bowe[l]ed beste in-to his breche felle
     942
Doun ȝer[m]ande he ȝede & ȝeldež že soule
     943
& [žey] kayȝt že cors & kast in-to tybre
     944
Seuen monžes žis [segge] hadde septre on hande
     945
& žus loste he že lyf for his lužer dedes
     946
An ožer segge was to seke žat septre schold haue Page  55
     947
For alle žis grete ben gon & neuer agayn tournen
     948
Now of že cite & of že sege wolle y sey mor
     949
How žis comelich kyng žat for crist werrež
     950
Haž holden yn že hežen men žis ožer half wynter
     951
Žat neuer burne was so bold že burwe for to passe
     952
As he to dyner on a day with dukes was sette
     953
Comen renkes fram rome rapande swyže
     954
In bruneys & in bryȝt wede with bodeworde newe
     955
Louten alle to že lord letres hym rauȝten
     956
Sayn comelich kyng že knyȝthod of rome
     957
Žroȝ že senatours assent & alle že cite ellis
     958
Han chosen že her chyuentayn her chef lord to worže
     959
And riche emperour of rome žus redež žis letres
     960
Že lord vnlappež že lef žis letres byholdež
     961
Ouer-lokež ech a lyne to že last ende
     962
Bordes born wer doun & že burne risež
     963
Callež consail a-non & kyžež žis speche Page  56
     964
Ȝe ben burnes of my blod žat y best wolde
     965
My sone is next to my-self & ožer sib manye
     966
Sir sabyn of surrie a segge žat y triste
     967
& ožer frendes fele žat me fayž owen
     968
Now is me bodeword of blys broȝt froward rome
     969
To be lord ouer žat lond as žis letres spekež
     970
Sir sabyn of surrie sey že by-houyž
     971
How y myȝt sauy my-self & i so wroȝt
     972
Ffor y haue heylych heyȝt her forto lenge
     973
[tille] me že ȝates ben ȝet & ȝolden že keyes
     974
[and] i žis toured [t]oun ha[ue] taken at wille
     975
& suž houshed on hem žat žis hold kepyn
     976
Brosten & betyn doun žis britages heye
     977
Žat neuer ston in žat stede stond vpon ožer
     978
Kyže ž[i] consail sir knyȝt žis kyng to hym sayde
     979
For y wol worche by žy witt ȝif worschip may folowe Page  57
     980
Žan seiž sir sabyn a-non semelich lord
     981
We ben wyes že with žy worschup to furžer
     982
Of longe tyme bylafte & ledes žyn owen
     983
Žat we doun is žy dede may no man demen elles
     984
Že dom demed was žer who so dož by anožer
     985
Schal be soferayn hym-self sein in že werke
     986
For as fers is že freke atte ferr ende
     987
Žat of fleis že fel as he žat foot holdež
     988
Bytake tytus žy sone žis toun for to kepe
     989
& to že douȝti duke domyssian his brožer
     990
Her i holde vp myn honde myd hem for to lenge
     991
With alle že here žat i haue while my herte lastež
     992
& žou schalt ride to rome & receyue že croune
     993
In honour emperour to be as žyn eure schapiž
     994
So may žy couenaunt be kept žat žou to crist made
     995
Žy-self dest žat žy soudiours by žyn assent worchen
     996
Žan with a liouns lote he lifte vp že eyen *. [ Lines 998-1097 are missing ]Page  64
     997
To voiden alle by vile dež žat vitelys destruyed
     1098
Wymmen & weyke folke žat weren of olde age
     1099
Myȝt noȝt stonde in stede bot her stor mardyn
     1100
Lines 1101 through 1200
After [žay] touche of trewe to trete with že lord
     1101
Bot Titus grauntež noȝt for gile žat že gomes ženke
     1102
For he is wise žat is war or hym wo hape
     1103
& with falsede a-fer is fairest to dele
     1104
To worchyn vnder že wal w[a]yes žey casten
     1105
Whan Tytus nold no trewe to že toun graunte
     1106
With mynours & masouns myne žey bygonne
     1107
Grobben faste [i]n že grounde & god ȝyue vs joye
     1108
As Tytus after [on] a tyme vmbe že toun r[i]dež
     1109
Wyž sixty speres of že sege segges a fewe Page  65
     1110
Alle outwith že ost out of a kaue
     1111
Vp a buschment brake alle of briȝt hedis
     1112
Fyf hundred fiȝtyng men fellen hem aboute
     1113
In jepouns & jambers Jewes žey wer
     1114
Hadde wroȝt hem a wey & že wal myned
     1115
& Titus tournež hem to without tale mor
     1116
Schaftes schedred wer sone & scheldes yžrelled
     1117
[And many schalke thurghe schotte with že scharpe ende]
     1118
Brunyes & briȝt wede blody by-runne
     1119
& many segge at žat saute souȝte to že grounde
     1120
Hacchen vpon hard steel with an herty wylle
     1121
Žat fur out flowe as of flynt stonys
     1122
Of že helm & že hed hewen at-tonys
     1123
Že stompe vnder stede feet in že steel leuež
     1124
Že ȝong duk Domycian of že dyn herde
     1125
And issed out of že ost with eȝte hundred speres Page  66
     1126
Ffel on že fals folke vmbe-feldes hem sone
     1127
As bestes bretnes hem alle & haž his brožer holpen
     1128
Žan Titus toward his tentis tournež hym sone
     1129
Makež mynour[s] & men že myne to stoppe
     1130
After profrež pes for pyte žat he hadde
     1131
Whan he wist of her wo žat wer withyn stoken
     1132
Bot Jon že jenfulle žat že Jewes ladde
     1133
An ožer Symond of his assent forsoke že profre
     1134
Sayn leuer in žis lif lengen hem wer
     1135
Žan any renke out of Rome [re]joycid her sorowe
     1136
Sale in že cite was cesed with žanne
     1137
Was noȝt for besauntes to bye žat men bite myȝt
     1138
For a feržyng-worž of fode floryns an hundred
     1139
Princes profren in že toun to pay in že fuste
     1140
Bot alle was boteles bale f[or] who so bred hadde
     1141
Nold a goet haue [g]ouen for goode vpon [erž]e
     1142
Wymmen falwed faste & her face chaungen Page  67
     1143
Ffeynte & fallen doun žat so fair wer
     1144
S[ome] swallen as swyn som swart wexen
     1145
Som lene on to loke as la[n]terne-hornes
     1146
Že morayne was so myche žat no man couže telle
     1147
Wher to burie in že burwe že bodies žat wer ded
     1148
Bot wenten with hem to že walle & walten [hem o]uere
     1149
In-to že depe of že diche že ded doun fallen
     1150
Whan Titus told was že tale to trewe god he vouched
     1151
Žat [he] hadde profred hem pes & grete pite hadde
     1152
Žo praied he Josophus to preche že peple [to en-forme]
     1153
[For] to saue hemself & že cite ȝelde
     1154
Bot Jon forsoke že sawe so for to wyrche
     1155
With Symond žat ožer segge žat že cyte ladde
     1156
Myche peple for že prechyng at že posterne ȝatis
     1157
Tyen out of že toun & Tytus bysechež Page  68
     1158
To for[g]yue hem že gult žat žey to god wroȝt
     1159
& he grauntež hem grace & gaylers bytauȝt
     1160
Bot whan žey metten with mete vnmyȝty žey wer
     1161
Any fode to defye so faynt was her strengže
     1162
Fful že gottes of gold eche gome hadde
     1163
Lest fomen fongen hem schold her floreyns žey eten
     1164
Whan hit was broȝt vp abrode & že bourd aspyed
     1165
[Wižou]ten leue of žat lord ledes hem slowen
     1166
[G]oren euereche a gome & že gold taken
     1167
Ffayn[ere] of že floreyns [žan of] že frekes alle
     1168
Ay wer že ȝates vn[ȝ]et tille two ȝeres ende
     1169
So longe žey [s]ouȝt hit by sege or žey že [cite] hadde
     1170
Eleuen hundred žousand Jewes in že mene whyle
     1171
Swalten while že sweng last by swerd & by hunger
     1172
Now Titus conseil haž take že toun to assayle
     1173
To wynne hit on eche [wise] of warwolues handes Page  69
     1174
Neuer pyte ne pees profre hem more
     1175
Ne gome žat he gete may to no grace taken
     1176
[žei] armen hem as tyt alle for že werr
     1177
Tyen euen to že toun with trompis & pypys
     1178
With nakerers & grete noyce neȝen že walles
     1179
Žer many styf man & stour stondiž alofte
     1180
Sir Sabyn of Surrye on a syde ȝede
     1181
Že ȝong duke Domycian drow to an ožer
     1182
XV žousand [fiȝtynge] men eche freke hadde
     1183
With many maner of engyne & mynours ynowe
     1184
Tytus at že toun ȝate with ten žousand helmes
     1185
Merkež mynour[s] at že wal wher žey myne scholde
     1186
On ech side for že assaute settež engynes
     1187
& bold-brayned men in belfrayes heye
     1188
Was noȝt bot dyn & dyt as alle deye scholde
     1189
So eche lyuande lyf layež on ožer Page  70
     1190
At eche kernel was cry & quasschyng of wepne
     1191
& many burne atte brayd brayned to dež
     1192
Sir Sabyn of Surrye whyle že saute laste
     1193
Leyž a ladder to že wal & alofte clymyž
     1194
Wendež wyȝtly žeron žoȝ hym wo happned
     1195
& vp stondiž for ston[es] or for steel gere
     1196
Syx he slow on že wal sir Sabyn alone
     1197
Že seuež hittež on hym an vnhende dynte
     1198
Žat že brayn out brast at bož nose-žrylles
     1199
& Sabyn ded of že dynt in-to že diche fallež
     1200
Lines 1201 through 1300
Žan Tytus wepyž for wo & wariež že tyme
     1201
Syž he že lede haž lost žat he loue scholde
     1202
Ffor now is a duke ded že douȝtiest y trowe
     1203
Žat euer stede bystrode or any steel wered
     1204
Tytus on že same side settež an engyne
     1205
A sowe wroȝt for že werr & to že wal dryuež Page  71
     1206
Žat alle ouerwalte žer he went & wyes an hundred
     1207
Wer ded of žat dynt & in že diche lyȝten
     1208
Žan Tytus heuež vp že honde & heuen kyng žonkež
     1209
Žat žey že dukes dež han so der bouȝte
     1210
Page  25
Že Jewes praien že pees žis was že paske-euene
     1211
& že comelich kyng že keyes out rauȝten
     1212
Nay traytours quož Tytus now take hem ȝourselfen
     1213
Ffor schal no ward on ȝour wal vs že way lette
     1214
We han geten vs a gate a[g]en ȝour wille
     1215
Žat schal be satled sour on ȝour sory kynde
     1216
Or že ȝates wer ȝolden žre ȝer byfore
     1217
Ouer že cyte wer seyn selcouže žynges
     1218
A bryȝt bren[n]yng swerd ouer že burwe henged
     1219
Without hond ožer helpe saue [of] heuen one
     1220
Armed men in že ayer vpon ost-wyse
     1221
Ouer že cyte wer seyn sundrede tymes Page  72
     1222
A calf aȝen kynde calued in že temple
     1223
& eued an ewe-lombe at [že] offryng-tyme
     1224
A wye on že wal cried wonder heye
     1225
Voys fram est & fram west & fram že four wyndis
     1226
& sayd Wo wo wo worž on ȝou bože
     1227
Jerusalem že Jewen toun & že joly temple
     1228
Ȝif sayž že wye on že walle o word mor
     1229
Wo to žis worldly wone & wo to my-selue
     1230
& deyd whan he don hadde žrow dynt of [a] slynge
     1231
& haplich was had away how wyst I neuere
     1232
& žan žey deuysed hem & vengaunce hit helde
     1233
& wyten her wo že wronge žat žey wroȝte
     1234
Whan žey brutned in že burwe že byschup seint Jame
     1235
Noȝt wolde acounte hit for Crist že car žat žey hadde
     1236
Bot vp ȝeden her ȝates [žey] ȝelden hem alle
     1237
Without brunee & briȝt wede in her bar chertes Page  73
     1238
fram none tille že merke nyȝt neuer ne cesed
     1239
Bot man after man mercy bysouȝt
     1240
Tytus into že toun takež his way
     1241
Myȝt no man st[e]ken [i]n že stret for stynke of ded corses
     1242
Že peple in že pauyment was pite to byholde
     1243
Žat we enfamy[n]ed for defaute whan hem fode wanted
     1244
Was noȝt on ladies lafte bot že lene bones
     1245
Žat wer fleschy byfor & fayr on to loke
     1246
Burges with balies as barels or žat tyme
     1247
No gretter žan a grehounde to grype on že medil
     1248
Tytus tariež noȝt for žat bot to že temple wendiž
     1249
Žat was rayled že roof with rebies grete
     1250
With perles & peritotes alle že place ferde
     1251
As glowande gledfur žat on gold st[r]ikež
     1252
Že dores ful of dyemauntes dryuen wer žicke
     1253
& made merueylous lye with margeri perles Page  74
     1254
Derst no candel be [ky]nde whan clerkes scholde rise
     1255
So wer žey lemaunde lyȝt & as a lampe schonen
     1256
Že Romayns wayten on že werke warien že tyme
     1257
Žat euer so precious a place scholde persche for her synne
     1258
Out že tresour to take Tytus commaundyž
     1259
Doun bete že bilde brenne hit in-to grounde
     1260
Žer was plente in že place of precious stonys
     1261
Grete gaddes of gold who-so grype lyste
     1262
Platis pecis of peys pulsched vessel
     1263
Bassynes of brend gold & ožer bryȝt ger
     1264
Pelours masly made of metals fele
     1265
In cop[r]e craftly cast & in clene seluere
     1266
Peynted [with] pur gold alle že place was ouer
     1267
Že Romayns renten hem doun & to Rome ledyn
     1268
Whan žey že cyte han souȝt vpon že same wyse Page  75
     1269
Telle couže no tonge že tresours žat žei žer foundn
     1270
Jewels for joly men je[mewes] riche
     1271
Ffloreyns of [fyne] gold no freke wanted
     1272
Riche pelour & pane princes to wer
     1273
Besantes bies of gold broches & rynges
     1274
Clene cložes of selke many carte-fulle
     1275
Wele wantež no wye bot wale[ž] what hym lykež
     1276
Now masouns & mynours han že molde souȝte
     1277
With pykeyse & ponsone persched že walles
     1278
Hewen žrow hard ston hadde hem to grounde
     1279
Žat alle derkned že diche for doust of že pouder
     1280
So žey wrouȝten at že wal alle že woke-tyme
     1281
Tille alle že cyte was serched & souȝt al aboute
     1282
Maden wast at [a] wappe žer že walle stode
     1283
Bože in temple & in tour alle že toun ouer
     1284
Nas no ston in že stede stondande alofte
     1285
Morter ne m[o]de walle bot alle to mulle fallen Page  76
     1286
Nožer tymbr ne tre temple ne ožer
     1287
Bot doun betyn & brent into blake erže
     1288
& whan že temple was ouertourned Tytus commaundys
     1289
In plowes to putte & alle že place erye
     1290
Suž sow hit with salt & seide žis wordes
     1291
Now is žis stalwourže stede distroied for euere
     1292
Tytus suž sett hym on a sete riche
     1293
As juge Jewes to jugge justise hym-self
     1294
Criour[s] callen hem forž as hy žat Crist slowen
     1295
& beden Pilat apere žat prouost was žanne
     1296
Pilat proffriž hym forž apered at že bar
     1297
& he fraynež že freke alle with fair wordis
     1298
Whan Crist of dawe was don & to že dež ȝede
     1299
Of že he[ž]yng žat he hadde & že hard woundis
     1300
Lines 1301 through 1334
Žan melys že man & že matere tolde
     1301
How alle že ded was don whan he dež žoled Page  77
     1302
For žritty penyes in a poke his postel hym solde
     1303
So was he bargayned & bouȝt & as a beste quelled
     1304
Now corsed be he quož že kyng žat že cate made
     1305
He wexe marchaunte amys žat že money fenged
     1306
To sille so precyous a prince for penyes so fewe
     1307
[Thoghe ilke a ferthynge had bene ful florence an hundrethe]
     1308
Bot I schal marchaundise make in mynde of žat ožer
     1309
Žat schal be hežyng to hem or I hennes passe
     1310
Alle žat here bodyes wol by or bargaynes make
     1311
By lower pris for to passe žan žey že prophete solde
     1312
He made in myddel of [že] ost a market to crye
     1313
Alle žat cheffare wolde chepe chepis to haue
     1314
Ay for a peny of pris who-so pay wolde
     1315
Žrytty Jewes in a žrom žrongen in ropis
     1316
So wer žey bargayned & bouȝt & broȝt out of londe
     1317
Neuer suž [on] žat syde cam segge of hem after
     1318
Ne non žat leued in her lawe scholde in žat londe dwelle Page  78
     1319
Žat tormented trewe God žus Titus commaundyž
     1320
Josophus že gentile clerke a-jorneyd was to Rome
     1321
Žer of žis mater & mo he made fayr bokes
     1322
& Pilat to prisoun was do to pyne for euere
     1323
At Viterbe žer he veniaunce & vile dež žoled
     1324
Že wye žat hym warded wente on a tyme
     1325
Hym-self fedyng with frut & feffyt hym with a per
     1326
& forto paren his pere he praiež hym ȝerne
     1327
Of a knyf & že kempe kest hym a trenchour
     1328
& with že same he schef hymself to že herte
     1329
& so že kaytif as his kynde corsedlich deied
     1330
Whan alle was demed & d[on]e žei drow vp tentis
     1331
Trossen her tresour & trompen vp že sege
     1332
Wenten syngyng away & han her wille foržred
     1333
& hom riden to Rome Now rede ous our lord
     1334

 

 

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