Opening lines of Virgil's Aeneid, trans. Gavin Douglas (1474-1522)
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The battelis and the man I will discruive Fra Troyis boundis first that fugitive
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Opening lines of Virgil's Aeneid, trans. Gavin Douglas (1474-1522)

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The battelis and the man I will discruive

Fra Troyis boundis first that fugitive

By fate to Italie come, and coist Lauyne

Ouer land and se cachit with meikill pyne

By force of goddis aboue, fra euery stede

Of cruel Juno throw auld remembrit feid

Grete payne in batteles sufferit he also

Or he his goddis brocht in Latio

And belt the ciete, fra quham of nobil fame

The Latyne peopil taken has thare name,

And eike the faderis princis of Alba

Come, and the walleris of grete Rome alsua,

O thow, my muse, declare the causis quhay,

Qyhat maiesty offendit; schaw quham by,

Or zit quharefor, of goddis the drery Quene.

So feil dangeris, sic trawell maid sustene

Ane worthy man fulfillit of pietie:

Is there sic greif in heuinlie myndes on hie?

>*cachit* - chased

*drery* - orig. Sax. means *bloody*

*feid* - feud, hatred

*feil* - many

*greif* - indignation for offence

*or* - ere

*quhay* - *qu* for *w*

*stede* - place

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