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  • Title: Hardyng's Chronicle (Selection)
  • Author: John Hardyng
  • Editor: Michael Best

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    Hardyng's Chronicle (Selection)

    They brought him so to her with great honor,
    Where he had cheer full fair and all disport;
    And welcome was, and hight him whole succor
    To win again his land with great comfort.
    75The King of France, his host, assembled and resorted
    To pass with him to win his land again;
    Did send his wife to help him in his pain.
    So won he then his land with might again;
    In which he stood the sovereign king three year,
    80And then he died, and buried is, to lain
    At his city of Caerleyre as did affeir,
    With all worship within a temple clear
    Of Janus god; and then Aganippe
    Her lord at home did pass away and die.
    85So stood she forth, widow, reigning five year
    Without issue, and held the monarchy
    Of all Britain after her father dear.
    The queen she was, and held the regency
    Till on a day her sisters' sons forthy
    90That they were come, and also generate
    Of her elder sisters and procreate.