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P. Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses (ed. Arthur Golding), Book 13, line 399 (search)
ill. Shee sinking softly to the ground with faynting legges, did beare Even to the verry latter gasp a countnance voyd of feare. And when shee fell, shee had a care such parts of her to hyde, As womanhod and chastitie forbiddeth to be spyde. The Trojane women tooke her up, and moorning reckened King Priams children, and what blood that house alone had shed. They syghde for fayer Polyxeene: they syghed eeke for thee Who late wart Priams wyfe, whoo late wart counted for to bee The flowre of Asia in his flowre, and Queene of moothers all: But now the bootye of the fo as evill lot did fall, And such a bootye as the sly Ulysses did not passe Uppon her, saving that erewhyle shee Hectors moother was. So hardly for his moother could a mayster Hector fynd. Embracing in her aged armes the bodye of the mynd That was so stout, shee powrd theron with sobbing syghes unsoft The teares that for her husband and her children had so oft And for her countrye sheaded beene. Shee weeped in her wound A