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Without entent your love mai not endure,
Pacience. of these Commaundementes the iïi. is pacience: Though by'irous corage your lovir be moved, With soft wordis and humble obedience His wrathe maie fone be swagid and relevcd, And thus his love obteinid and acheved Will in you rote with gretir diligence, Bicause of your meke womanly pacience.
Secretneje. Secretlie behave you in your werkis, In shewing countenance or mevyng your eye, Though soche behavior to some folk be derke, He that hath lovid will it sone aspie, Thus you your self your counfaill maie descrie; Make privy to your delyng few'as ye maie, For iij. may depe a counsel if twain be awaie. 49
love in fostedfast a wise,
Mesure. Take mesure in your talkyng, be n’ot outrage, Fór this reherfith Romance de la Rose, A man-endued with plenteous langage
Oft tymis is denyid his purpose ;
Trust it well the makir is alle your owne,
Explicit the X. Commaundementes of Love.
The IX. Ladies Worthie.
Quene Sinope. PROFULGEN r in preciousnes, o Sinope the Quene! Of all feminine berynge the sceptirand regalie, [sene, Subduyng the large countrie of Armenie', as it was For maugre ther mightis thou ybrought them for to
applie, Thin honor to encresin and thy power to magnifie; Omost renoumed Hercules! with althy pompous boste This princes toke the prisonir and put to fighte thine Ladie Hippolyte.
[hoft. Yet Hercules wexed red for fame when I fpake of
Hippolyt, Chief patrones and captain of the peple of Sinope, Which with her amorous chere and with coragious
might She smotè the unto the ground for all thy cruiltie, Wherfore the dukeship of Diamedes and dignitie Unto her gretè laudè and glorie perpetuall Attributid by all is with triumphè laureall.
Ladie Deiphile. The most noble triumphè of this ladie Deiphile In releve and succor of the gret Duke of Athenis, She chastisid and brought into perpetual exile The aurcat citizeinis of the mightie Thebis, The strongè brasin pilliris there haddin no reles, Volume XIII.
But she with her sistir Agrifè them did dounè cast, And with furious fire the cite ybrent at last.
Ladie Teuca. Opulchrior sole in beautie and full ylucident, Of all feminine creturis the mostè formous flour! In Italy reigning with gret chevalry right fervenit, Chaistised the Romainis as maistris and conquèrour, O lady Teuca ! mochil was thy glorie and honour, Yet mochil more was to commende thy grete benigIn thy perfite living and virginall chastitie. [nite
Quene Pentbefilea. Oye Trojanis! for this noble Quene Penthesile Sorowe her mortalitie with dolorous compassion, Her love was towardis you so pregnante and fertile, Which that against the proude Grekismade defension, With her victorious hand was al her affeccion [joie To lashe the Grekis to ground, and with ther hert'is To revengin the coward deth of noble' Hector of Quene Thamyris.
[Troie. O thou most rigorous Quene Thamyris invincible! Upon the strong and hideous peple of citees reining, Whiche by thy grete powir and by wittis sensible Ytokift in battaile captive Cyrus, the grete King Of Persia and of Media, his hed in blode lying ; [stid, 'Thou baddist him to drinkin of the blode he hadthur. And xxii. M. of his holle there were disreflid. 42
Ladie Lampedo. The famous loudetrumpè ymade of gold yforgid lo Hath blowin so up the fame and glory environ [bright