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Mony burpen ful brygt watz brozt into halle,
1441 MS. jsrlem. — 1452 MS. apparently fo. — 1453 MS. s...n badly blurred, M. s[eue]n. — 1458 MS., M. foul; M. note ful(?). 1460 MS., M. ferlyle; M. note ferlyke(?); Fi. ferlyche. - 1461 MS., M. canacles. — 1465 papejayes, second p ill-formed and perhaps not complete.
Ande safyres, and sardiners, and semely topace,
1477 Þe candelstik bi a cost watz cayred þider sone, [U]pon þe pyleres apyked þat praysed hit mony, Upon hit basez of brasse bat ber up be werkes, Þe bozes brygt þer abof, brayden of golde, Braunches bredande peron, and bryddes per seten Of mony (curious] kyndes, of fele-kyn hues, As þay wyth wynge upon wynde hade waged her fyþeres.
1484 Inmong be leves of þe [launces) lampes wer grayþed, And oper louflych lygt þat lemed ful fayre; As mony morteres of wax merkked wythoute, Wyth mony a borlych best al of brende golde.
1488 Hit watz not wonte in þat wone to wast no serges, Bot in temple of be traupe trwly to stonde, Bifore be sancta sanctorum [ber] sobefast Drygtyn Expouned his speche spyrytually to special prophetes. 1492 Leve pou wel þat þe Lorde þat þe lyfte zemes,
1469 MS., M. sardiners; NED., B. sardines. - 1470 MS. alabaūdarynes (?), or alabaūdarrynes (?), the letter(s) after d are smudged and perhaps retraced, a stroke preceding the r possibly indicating an i; M. alabaunderrynes; M.? alabaunderynes without remark. 1474 MS., M. bekyrande be bolde; B. ande bole.-1479 MS. pon, M. [V]pon. - 1483 MS. mony kyndes; Bülbring (Sch., p. 185) proposed mony curious kyndes; B. mony kyndes colored; G. mony cler kyndes. — 1485 Bülbring (Sch., p. 183) inserts launces. — 1486 M. corrects MS. to louelych. — 1491 MS. sca scorum: I insert þer. - 1492 MS. spūally; M. specually; M. spiritually.
Displesed much at þat play in þat plyt stronge,
prynces, Concubines and knygtes, bi cause of þat merthe; As uch on hade hym inhelde, he haled of þe cuppe. 1520 So long likked þise lordes þise lykores swete, And gloryed on her falce goddes, and her grace calles,
1506 MS., M. brygt3 ; M. note brygte(?).-1506 MS., M. vus.1515 M. conacle3.-1516 MS. saueray; M. sau[t]eray.-I5I8 Bülbring (Sch., p. 184) reads Denne [drinkes] arn dressed [for] dukez and prynces; B. would insert dere after dressed; G. reads þenne þat derrest arn dressed; E. þenne derely arn dressed.
Þat were of stokkes and stones, stille evermore-
For per a ferly bifel þat fele folk sezenFyrst knew hit þe kyng, and alle pe cort after: In þe palays pryncipale upon þe playn wowe, In contrary of be candelstik þat clerest hit schyned, 1532 Þer apered a paume, wyth poyntel in fyngres, Þat watz grysly and gret, and grymly he wrytes ; Non oþer forme bot a fust faylande be wryste, Pared on þe parget, purtrayed lettres. When þat bolde Baltazar blusched to þat neve, Such a dasande drede dusched to his hert, Þat al falewed his face and fayled be chere; Þe stronge strok of þe stonde strayned his joyntes, 1540 His cnes cachches to close, and cluchches his hommes, And he wyth plattyng his paumes displayes his lers, And romyes as a rad ryth þat rorez for drede, Ay biholdand þe honde til hit hade al graven,
1544 And rasped on þe roz woze runisch sauez. When hit þe scrypture hade scraped wyth a s[c]rof
penne, As a coltor in clay cerves þo forzes, Þenne hit vanist verayly and voyded of syzt; [82b] Bot be lettres bileved ful large upon plaster. 1549
Sone so þe kynge for his care carping mygt wynne, He bede his burnes boz to, þat wer bok-lered, To wayte pe wryt þat hit wolde, and wyter hym to say, 1552
1524 MS. is, cf. if, 692. — 1542 MS. lers. — 1546 MS. strof, as M. notes. — 1551 M. were.
'For al hit frayes my flesche, þe fyngres so grymme.'
1576 Wychez and walkyries wonnen to þat sale, Devinores of demorlaykes þat dremes cowpe rede, Sorsers, and exorsismus, and fele such clerkes; And alle þat loked on þat letter as lewed pay were, 1580 As þay had loked in þe leper of my lyft bote. Þenne cryes pe kyng, and kerves his wedes. What! he corsed his clerkes and calde hem chorles, To henge pe harlotes he hezed ful ofte;
[83a] So watz þe wyze wytles, he wed wel ner.
1559 MS. ede; M. [b]ede.—1566 MS., M. make; B. would read makes.-1583 MS., M. chorles; Fi. corles.