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  • Title: The Pattern of Painful Adventures (Quarto)
  • Editors: Tom Bishop, Andrew Forsberg

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    Editors: Tom Bishop, Andrew Forsberg
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    The Pattern of Painful Adventures (Quarto)

    15How Antiochus committed incest with his owne daughter, and beheaded such as sued unto her for marriage, if they coulde not resolve his questions.
    CHAP. I.
    How Apollonius arriving at Antiochia, resolved the King's question; and howe Taliarchus was sent to slay him.
    CHAP. II.
    How Taliarchus, not finding Apollonius at Tyrus, departeth joyfully; and Apollonius arriving at Tharsus, relieveth the citie with victuall.
    20CHAP. III.
    How Apollonius departing fro Tharsus by the perswasion of Stranguilio and Dionisiades his wife, committed shipwracke, and was relieved by Altistrates King of Pentapolis.
    CHAP. IV.
    How Lucina king Altisitrates daughter desirous to heare Apollonius adventures, fell in love with him.
    CHAP. V.
    25How Apollonius is made schoolemaster to Lucina; and how shee preferreth the love of him above all the Nobilitie of Pentapolis.
    CHAP. VI.
    How Apollonius was married to the Lady Lucina, and hearing of king Antiochus's death, departeth with his wife towards his own country of Tyrus.
    CHAP. VII.
    How faire Lucina died in travell of childe upon the sea, and being throwen into the water, was cast on land at Ephesus, and taken home by Cerimon a Physicion.
    30CHAP. VIII.
    How Lucina was restored to life by one of Cerimon the Physicion's schollers; and how Cerimon adopted hir to his daughter, and placed her in the Temple of Diana.
    CHAP. IX.
    How Apollonius arriving at Tharsus, delivereth his yong daughter Tharsia unto Stranguilio and Dionisiades to be brought up, and how the Nurce, Iying in her death bed declareth unto Tharsia who were hir parents.
    CHAP. X.
    35How after the death of Ligozides the Nurce, Dionisiades, envying at the beautie of Tharsia, conspired her death, which should have been accomplished by a villaine of the countrey.
    CHAP. XI.
    How certain Pirats rescued Tharisa when she shuld have been slaine, and carried hir unto the citie Machilenta, to be sold among other bondslaves.
    CHAP. XII.
    How the Pirats which stole away Tharsia, brought her to the citie Machilenta, and sold her to a common bawd; and how she preserved her virginitie.
    40CHAP. XIII.
    How Tharsia withstood a second assault of her virginitie, and by what meanes shee was preserved.
    CHAP. XIV.
    How Apollonius comming to Tharsus, and not finding his daughter, lamented her supposed death, and taking ship againe, was driven to Machilenta where Tharsia was.
    CHAP. XV.
    45How Athanagoras prince of Machilenta seeing the beautie of Apollonius ship, went aboord of it, and did the best to comfort him.
    CHAP. XVI.
    How Athanagoras sent for Tharsia, to make her father Apollonius merrie, and how, after long circumstance they came into knowledge one of another.
    How Apollonius leaving off mourning, came into the citie Machilenta, where he commanded the bawd to be burned, and how Tharsia was married unto Prince Athanagoras.
    50CHAP. XVIII.
    How Apollonius, meaning to saile into his owne Countrey by Tharsus, was commanded by an Angell in the night to goe to Ephesus, and there to declare all his adventures in the Church with a loud voice.
    CHAP. XIX.
    How Apollonius came to the knowledge of his wife the Ladie Lucina; and how they rejoyced at the meeting of ech other.
    CHAP. XX.
    55How Apollonius departed for Ephesus and sailed himselfe, his wife, his sonne and daughter unto Antiochia, and then to Tyrus, and from thence to Tharsus, where he revenged himselfe upon Stranguilio and Dionisiades.
    CHAP. XXI.
    How Apollonius sayled from Tharsus to visite his father in law Altistrates, king of Pentapolis, who died not long after Apollonius comming thither.
    How Apollonius rewarded the fishermen that relieved him after he had suffered shipwracke: how he dealt also with old Calamitus, and likewise with the Pirates that stole away Tharsia.
    60CHAP. XXIII.
    How Apollonius had a yong sonne and heire by his wife Lucina likewise of Apollonus age, and how hee died: with some other accidents thereunto incident.