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When Salisbury left England, the Duke des gens, non mie en grand nombre, lesof Orleans “pria ce Comte qu'il ne voulust quels combattroient et Dieu donneroit la faire aucune guerre en ses terres, ny a ses victoire." 99. subjets, veu qu'il estoit prisonnier, et qu'il Jean Dolon was her esquire. Her page ne se pouvoit defendre, et dit-on qu'il luy un bien gentilhomme nommé Louis de promit et octroya sa requeste.”—Mem. tom. Comtes, dit Imerguet." 7, p. 73. Jeuville is spelt Yeuville.
When the heralds were detained and In an attack upon “ le boulevart du bout | threatened to be burnt, Dunois sent to du pont d'Orleans, les François les abbat- threaten reprisals on his prisoners : “Mais toient des eschelles dedans les fossez, dont ils lesdits Anglois en renvoyerent seulement ne se pouvoient relever, attendu qu'on jet- un, auquel elle demanda que dit Talbot ? toit sur eux cercles liez et croisez, cendres et le Heraut respondit, que luy et tous les vives, chaux, gresses fonduës et eauës autres Anglois disoient d'elle tous les maux chaudes, que les femmes d'Orleans leur ap- qu'ils pouvoient, en l'injuriant, et que s'ils portoient: et pour rafraischer les François la tenoient, ils la feroient ardoir. Or t'en du grand travail qu'ils souffroient, les dites retourne luy dit-elle et ne fais doute que tu femmes leur bailloient vin, viandes, fruicts, ameneras ton compagnon, et dis a Talbot, vinaigre et touailles blanches ; et aussi leur que s'il s'arme, je m'armeray aussi, et qu'il portoient des pierres et tout ce qui pouvoit se trouve en place devant la ville, et s'il me servir a la defense, dont aucunes furent peut prendre, qu'il me face ardoir, & si je veuës durant l'assaut, qui repoussoient a le desconfis, qu'il face lever les sieges et coups de lances les Anglois des entrées du s'en aillent en leur pays.” 112. boulevart, et les abbatoient es fossez."- When St. Loup was attacked, the EngMem. tom. 7, p. 80.
lish retired au clocher de l'Eglise. Il y The Dukes of Burgundy and Luxem- eut la des Anglois audit clocher qui se desbourg urged Bedford to leave the Orlean- guiserent, et qui prirent des habillemens de nois in peace, at the request of the people Prestres ou de gens d'Eglise, pour par ce themselves, who asserted that this had been moyen se sauver, lesquels neantmoins on promised their Duke, 90. His refusal of- voulat tuer, mais ladite Jeanne les garda et fended Burgundy, and made him withdraw preserva, disant qu'on ne devoit rien de
mander aux gens d'Eglise. Duquel bon “ Il y eut un Carme docteur en theolo- success furent a cette heure (de vespres) gie, bien aigre homme, qui luy dit, que la rendues graces et louanges a Dieu par saincte-escriture defendoit d'ajouter foy à toutes les Eglises, en hymnes et devotes telles parolles, si on ne monstroit signe; et oraisons, avec le son des cloches, que les elle respondit pleinement, qu'elle ne vouloit Anglois pouvoient bien oüyr.” 117. pas tenter Dieu, et que le signe que Dieu
At Patay. “ Le Duc d'Alençon dit a la luy avoit ordonné, c'estoit lever le siege de Pucelle, Jeanne, voila les Anglois en badevant Orleans, et de mener le Roy sacrer taille, combatrons nos ? Et elle demanda a Reims. Il y eut un autre Docteur en audit Duc, avez-vous vos esperons
s? Lors theologie, de l'ordre des Freres Prescheurs le Duc luy dit comment da, nous en fautdraqui luy va dire, Jeanne vous demandez des t-il retirer, ou fuir ? et elle dit nenny; en gens d'armes, et si vous dites, que c'est le nom Dieu allez sur eux, car ils s'enfuiront, plaisir de Dieu que les Anglois laissent le et n'arresteront point et seront deconfits, Royaume de France et s'en aillent en leur sans guerres de perte de vos gens; et pour pays, si cela est, il ne faut point de gens ce faut-il vos esperons pour les suivre." p. d'armes; car le seul plaisir de Dieu les 142. peut destruire, et faire aller en leur pays. A quoy elle respondit qu'elle desmandoit
way, &c.” 1
entrance, and preserves him. During the Madoc.
time of peace she may have learnt some The sixth book concludes with their | Welsh, enough to be understood. setting sail, the seventh opens with some Madoc is reserved for the gladiatorian half-dozen lines in this manner :
sacrifice. Ocelopan and Tlalala both claim “ Now go your way ye goodly company,
the combat; the lot decides it in favour God and good angels guide ye on your
of Ocelopan, and he is killed. Tlalala then
engages him. An attack is now made on then immediately to the action. They find
the Aztecas. Tezozomoc is for instantly Cadwallon, with the remains of the colony killing the prisoner, but Tlalala insists on among the hills. The priest had stimulated having him preserved to continue the comthe Mexicans to attack them, some interfer
bat. To this Huitziton lends his weight, in ence in rescuing a victim may be imagined. hopes of yet conciliating matters, and CoaCoatel informs Lincoya in time of the me
nocotzin, the king, from a noble spirit. ditated attack. The death of Cynetha must
Madoc is therefore bound. The battle is be told in this book, and perhaps the ac
dreadful, but the Welsh are repelled by count how Lincoya escaped when destined multitudes who throng though to certain to sacrifice by the aid of his Mexican mis- death. They pass the night on the field, tress Coatel. "I love to keep the story flow. and on the morrow again renew the battle, ing on in one unbroken tide of time if when Madoc appears among them. During possible; but this cannot here be done.
the confusion of the night Coatel had cut Madoc therefore proposes peace again to
his bands, conveyed him to the cavern, and the Aztecas, by a prisoner, Tlalala; the given him a canoe, in which he had esfierce enthusiast promises to bear his pro
caped with Hoel over the lake. posal, and oppose it; this man is a savage
Elen is wandering at midnight along the Regulus. Tezozomoc, priest of Mexitli, opposite shore, half deranged, when they demands a white sacrifice. Tlalala and
land. Ocelopan devote themselves to bring one.
In this, the great engagement, Mervyn They go to the mountain settlements
, and is captured and led away to immediately be lie in wait. They find Caradoc, sleeping, fuses them; and Caradoc, who enters the
sacrificed. The discovery of her sex conbut as they are about to seize him the wind sweeps over his harp, and they believe temple in the hope of rescuing Madoc, finds him divinely protected. Young Hoel ap
his own Senena stretched on the altar. proaches. Him they catch up. Madoc
The appearance of Madoc appeases the beholds and follows-the alarm is given, Welsh, and he makes them retire. His esand the Welsh hasten to his assistance; but cape astonishes the Aztecas. Huitziton and an ambush was prepared, and Madoc and Tajatzin the old priest, father of Coatel, the child are both conveyed away. Hoel
argue that it is, if not a miracle, certainly is caverned among the rocks that border the
a proof that the strangers' God is the sulake, a victim to Tlaloc; here he is left to perior one. Coanocotzin, who is somewhat perish, for the stone is never rolled from
of a Capaneus, and Tezozomoc, who is a the mouth of the cavern, except when a vic- thorough priest, suspect treachery. They tim is thrust in. Coatel discovers another assemble together all who had access to the
temple, and propose a test similar to the
water of jealousy. Coatel's fears betray " The reader will observe that these lines her, and she is immediately sacrificed. commence the Second Part of “Madoc" as it now stands. Poems, p. 359. It is not thought neces.
Lincoya is sitting with an old Peruvian sary by the
ditor to mark off all the altera among the mountains, when the tidings tions made.-J. W. W.
reach him; he sits stunned with the grief. His companion, to employ or divert his sor- | might tilt with Lucretius, but the voyage row, relates to him a legend like that to the is too short, and then it were not an inviLand of Souls, he listens with deep atten- ting circumstance. tion, and enquires if the journey be long? Coatel faints when led to the altar, and many moons he is told. There is a shorter is sacrificed senseless; in that dreadful path, the youth exclaimed, and leapt down hour Nature was kind. the precipice.
Place of shelter among the mountains, The Aztecas assemble their whole force
compared to that where Manuel was deto crush their enemies. An earthquake feated. From Knolles's very interesting destroys many of them, and whilst Tezo- account. zomoc and the inferior priests are perform- Burning the ships. The alarmed eagle ing certain rites upon a mountain, a volca- from his mountain-nest gazed on the midnic eruption kills them; intimidated by night splendour. this, the Aztecas take counsel together, and Will it lessen the fitness of the poem to the advice of Huitziton prevails. Tlalala suppose a marriage between Madoc and opposes it violently and vainly; he then Elen? Her meeting him on the shore of bears the tidings to the Welsh, and chal- the lake after his escape affords a fine oplenges Madoc first, and on his refusal, any portunity for discovering affection. of his followers, but the challenge is every At Merthyr, I saw the furnace fires rewhere refused. At the moment the Aztecas flected upon the clouds at night. This is begin their emigration, in the presence of a good image for the burning the ships. them all, he destroys himself on the grave In the engagement by the ships the coof his friend Ocelopan. So Madoc is left racles and water pilgrimages may be menin possession of the land, without an ene- tioned. my.
The probation of a savage on the banks
of the Oronoco can be briefly told by TlaIn the Eighth Book, the Aztecas attempt lala. Relating how his father slew one in to burn the ships of Madoc. The attack the gladiatorian sacrifice, after having himis made by night. Tlalala is then taken self taken him prisoner. prisoner.
The traditions respecting the Mammuth, The beavers to be described, where Ma- and the race of strangers mentioned in that doc walks alone along the Towys' winding Spanish account of Peru. banks.
The Eighth Book had better begin thus: The fidelity of the dog, ought not to be Tlalala is brought a prisoner from the forgotten. I love dogs, and would wil- ships, he had lain in wait to kill one of the lingly take this to Peru, if I could make him Welsh, and had been taken.
The ships of any use there.
should be burnt. Some books afterwards by Something may be made out of the Madoc himself after his release, to show Eagle of Gâr, and the Eagle of Snowdon. his resolution of remaining in the country.
The story of Elidore may be alluded to, When Tlalala comes with offers of peace, perhaps in a simile between its sunless he finds Aztlan in an uproar. It is the light and the clouds of Peru.
festival of the arrival of the gods, and no In the Third Book, the scurvy should signs of their arrival are seen; all is conperhaps be described; there is room for a sternation. Tezozomoc comes from his powerful description.
nine months' fast, and asks a white victim. Recollection of a dead friend, when The fires are blazing, and the victims pleasant and useful, though painful even to ready to be thrown in. The priests call tears. Cadwallon and Gnetha.
on their gods, and gash themselves, and The scurvy must not be introduced. One smear themselves with the unction of infants' blood; first with the insect ointment. his example, and that the gods had heard The intoxication of joy succeeds.
him. The priests think it will encourage The unction must be reserved for the the people to see a stranger killed in single mountain sacrifice.
combat. Coanocotzin gives Madoc a sword. The pond Ezapan is made thick with The combat and death of Ocelopan. Atblood.
tack made by the whole Welsh force. The gods must not arrive till the white Book 5. Elen may ask to see Hoel's victims are taken.
grave. Funeral of Ocelopan, and Coanocotzin. Book 6. The religious rites before their
Night marked by the fire flies, the flames embarkation described. On such a depargrowing brighter, and the smoke unseen in ture both V. Flaccus and Camoens have the darker atmosphere.
Tezozomoc has written. That, however, matters not. seen Mexitlig's mother, who tells him how The harp heard by Tlalala compared to to invite the gods. Ocelopan and Tlalala the music of the herb that sprung from the devote themselves, and drink each other's blood of Orpheus. blood. Then Tezozomoc feels the passing Could I not with some effect introduce Deity. The priests shout they come, and the excommunication of Owen Cyveilioc ? the victims are thrown into the fire.
Wherever Harold penetrated into Wales, The Flyers and the dance of Yucatan at he erected stone pillars, remaining in Githe coronation of Huitziton.
raldus's time, thus inscribed : HIC FUIT VICThe banner of the nation to be taken TOR HARALDUS. This should be noticed. from Mexitlis' shield.
Compared with the other Europeans, the Ocelopan seizes Hoel and runs away Welsh were called unarmed. This should with him. Madoc follows, and is seized; be noted. And the wisdom of Madoc may but Ocelopan, without waiting for them, borrow the armour of the Saxons, hastens on to Aztlan with the child. Pro- Cornagel tenure noticed. cession to the sacred cavern by the lake, The ships were galleys.—Lyt. 3. 91. hymn to Taloc, and congratulations to the Coatel in passing to the temple of Coatchild who is destined to the joys of Talo- lantona sees Madoc lying bound. That can, the cool paradise. Hoel, tired of cry- end of the town is deserted. She cuts his ing, is amused by the pomp. Coatel has bonds, leads him to Hoel, and refuses to been sent with the temple-girls to gather accompany their flight, thinking of her faflowers for the shrine of Coatlantona ; she ther. They cross the lake; and at landing has separated from them when she disco- find Elen on the bank. Gwenlhian is watchvers the way into the cavern. From a rocking her brother's arms; ready to destroy she may see the procession ; and she may herself with his sword, if danger should be led to find out the secret entrance by approach. the cries of the child.
Perhaps the narrative of Madoc's escape After the escape of Madoc, the Peru- should be an after relation by himself. In vians perform the ceremony of driving this case the eleventh book would open away calamity.—Garcilaso, p. 258. with Elen wandering along the water side.
Ocelopan and Tlalala both insist that Mervyn is with Gwenlhian. Madoc takes Madoc shall die by the gladiatorian sacri- the boy to the battle—“ I was a stripling fice. Tlalala tells how his father took pri- such as thou art—at Corwen.” The suffusoner a chief who had passed the probation (Robertson), and who had made a drum of See Du Cange in v. Cornagium, et Tenere his enemies' skin (Garcilaso); that he killed
per cornagium. In Cowel's words, " The ser.
vice of which tenure is to blow a horn when any him in the gladiatorian sacrifice, and be- invasion of the northern enemy is perceived," sought the gods for a son who might follow in v.-J. W. W.
sion of fear is mistaken for the glow of cou- 2. Somewhat of Madoc's early character rage, and Mervyn goes to fight.
should be given. The buds of genius. Lincoya is armed like the Welsh. Of Something fine may be made of the last the battle, the chief incidents are the death interview between Madoc and Huitziton. of Coanocotzin and the capture of Mervyn. Madoc should have saved the ashes of the On the voyage, flying fish.
kings and heroes, and give them to the Book 2. The isocratic system briefly emigrating monarch. This should soften shown by Cadwallon.
him; his father's urn; and they should 12. Funeral. Coronation. Coatel. Lin- separate with feelings of affection. coya.
Effect of the century's termination. VesI believe after all it will be better not to sels broken, lights extinguished, women identify Madoc with Mango Capac, and and children veiled with aloe-leaves and consequently not lay the scene in Peru. shut up. The priests bathe in the pond
A miracle. The broken idol of Mexitli Ezapan. Unctions of scorpion-poultice and is found one morning whole in the temple that of infants' blood. Hymn at sunset. at Patamba, and the banner of the nation Procession to the mountain. The prisoner. above it.
Topographical description. It was the voice of a bird that occasioned The birds fluttering about during the the migration of the Aztecans. This bird night earthquake. should be supposed the spirit of Coano- 15. Aztlan. The storm abates, the Welsh cotzin.
put out their galleys to assist the Aztecans. 13. Aztlan. Ceremony of driving away Huitziton resolves to emigrate—the omen calamity. Ambassadors from Huitziton, drawn from the bird. Tlalala goes to Aztwarning Madoc to depart. They follow lan, and takes possession of the house where him to the ships, which he then burns. he was born. His wife and child have been
The ships must not be burnt. It would saved. He refuses all offers of friendship, be too like other poems; and the descrip- and only requests a weapon to die with. tion of the fire would interfere with that of This at length he seizes; then veils her the volcano, for which all my combustible face, alluding to the late rites, and stabs ideas ought to be reserved.
himself. The ships should be pulled to pieces, and Huitziton kindles a fire in a perfectly vessels made of them to act upon the lake, calm day, to direct his emigration the way like the galleys, by force of their beaks. the smoke takes. It leads by Aztlan. Ma
10 and 11. Kenric should be in the doc brings the ashes himself. Huitziton battle.
requests, if ever Patamba should reappear, 3. Shoal of porpoises before the tempest. that respect may be shewn to the remains Their leaping.
of Coanocotzin. Water - spout.
Le Nouveau Monde.
Ilanquel must be noticed in the earlier 14. Close of the century. Hymn at sun- books. set. The mountain sacrifice. The eruption. 14. Hymn to the warriors' dead, to interThe earthquake.
cede with the sun. Coanocotzin and OceThe troops assembled to march the first lopan particularized, so shall they not be morning of the new century. The pond. The debarred the joy of vengeance. unction. The prisoners' breast the altar. A monk wants to go with Madoc. 6. Dr. Beddoes suggested that Madoc
7. Would this increase the interest. The should recommend Emma to Rodri and victim to be a female ; the offering to TeLlewelyn. Certainly.
The anachronism matters not.