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pryant andy said to Hym that he sholdy assemble all his folk to councepff. Andy whan they were alle comen. Anthenoz farby to hem that for to come to p peas of the grckes they mufte news pape twenty thousandy mare of gold and of goody pope/ andy as moche of spluer/ And also an honderd thousande quarters of whete. Andy this mufte Be maady wdy with m certapy terme. Andy than whan they haue this, they shall sette seworte to folie the peas wyth out ony fmde az inalengpne. There it was aæpned how this some sholde Beleucpedy and whyks they were Besp ther abowotee. Anthenaz wente to the preeft p kept the palladýum/ the whiche preeft hade to name Thoant/ andy bare to hpm a guete quantite of gold2. Andy there were they two at counceiff Anthenoz fard to hpm that he shold take this some of gold. wherof he holdy be ryche aff Hye lyf andy that He fholde grue to hym the palladyum / and? that noman holdy knowetherofffoz I have fayd he.gate fere and 48 moche dure as thou that ony may sholdy knowe theraf and half sende hit to våres, and he shalf bere the Blame upon hpm, and cuerp man shall fare that vhree shall haue stolen hyt/andy we shall be qupte therof bothe two zef.
Hoant the preeft refiftep longe to the words of ONCE Antheno2/ But m the ende for evustyse of the grete fome of gols that anthenoz gaf to hym. The calfenty or that he hold, take the palladyum andy Bere hetway Than Anthenpz toke hpt anone andr Jente hyt vnto vhires/ the saine nyght / Andy after the wperanne amonge the peple that vares by his fubtilite had taken andy Bozn awape the palladpum out of trope
FACSIMILE OF A PAGE OF CAXTON'S RECUYELL.
The first book printed in English. See page 38. The passage tells how Anthenor secured the palladium from the temple in Troy. (Courtesy of the New York Public Library.)
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