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2.2. Brute and his wife Innogen arriue in Leogitia, they aske counsell of an oracle where they shall inhabit, he meeteth with a remnant of Troians on the coasts neere the shooting downe of the Pyrenine hills into the sea.The second Chapter.

Brute and his wife Innogen arriue in Leogitia, they aske counsell of an oracle where they shall inhabit, he meeteth with a remnant of Troians on the coasts neere the shooting downe of the Pyrenine hills into the sea.

The second Chapter.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 _AL things being thus brought to passe according to Brutes desire, wind also and wether seruing the purpose, he with his wife Innogen and his people imbarked, and hoi|sing vp sailes departed from the coasts of Grecia. Now after two daies and a nights sailing, they arriued at Leogitia (in some old written bookes of the British historie noted downe Lergetia) an Iland, where they consulted with an oracle. Brute himselfe knéeling before the idoll, and holding in his right hand a boll prepared for sacrifice full of wine, and the bloud of a white hinde, spake in this maner as here followeth:

Diua potens nemorum, terror sylustribus apris,
Cui licet anfractus ire per aethereos,
Infernás domos, terrestria iura resolue,
Et dic quas terras nos habitare velis:
Dic certam sedem qua te venerabor in aeuum,
Qua tibi virgineis templa dicabo choris.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 These verses (as Ponticus Virumnius and others also doo gesse) were written by Gildas Cambrius in his booke intituled Cambreidos, and may thus be Englished:

Thou goddesse that doost rule
the woods and forrests greene,
And chasest foming boares
that flee thine awfull sight,
Thou that maist passe aloft
in airie skies so sheene,
EEBO page image 9 And walke eke vnder earth in places void of light,
Discouer earthlie states, direct our course aright,
And shew where we shall dwell, according to thy will,
In seates of sure abode, where temples we may dight
For virgins that shall sound thy land with voices shrill.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 After this praier and coremonie done, according to the pagane rite and custome, Brute abiding his answer, fell asléepe: in which sléepe appeared to him the said goddesse vttering this answer in the verses following expressed.

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Brute, sub occasum solis trans Gallica regna,
Insula in oceano est, vndi clausa mari,
Insula in oceano est, habitata gigantibus olim,
Nunc deserta quidem, gentibus apta tuis:
Hanc pete, nám tibi sedes erit illa perennis,
Hîc fiet natis altera Troia tuis:
Hîc de prole tua reges nascentur, & ipsis
Totius terrae subditus orbis erit.
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Brute, farre by-west beyond the Gal|like land is found,
An Ile which with the ocean seas inclosed is about,
Where giants dwelt sometime, but now is desart ground,
Most meet where thou maist plant thy selfe with all thy rout:
Make thitherwards with speed, for there thou shalt find out
An euerduring seat, and Troie shall rise anew,
Vnto thy race, of whom shall kings be borne no dout,
That with their mightie power the world shall whole subdew.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 After he awaked out of sléepe, and had called his dreame to remembrance, he first doubted whether it were a verie dreame, or a true vision, the goddes ha|uing spoken to him with liuelie voice. Wherevpon calling such of his companie vnto him as he thought requisite in such a case, he declared vnto them the whole matter with the circumstances, whereat they greatlie reioising, caused mightie bonfixes to be made, in the which they cast wine, milke, and other li|quors, with diuers gums and spices of most sweet smell and sauour, as in the pagan religion was ac|customed. Which obseruances and ceremonies per|formed and brought to end, they returned streight|waies to their ships, and as soone as the wind ser|ued, passed forward on their iournie with great ioy and gladnesse, as men put in comfort to find out the wished seats for their firme and sure habitations. From hence therefore they cast about,Brute with his companie landed in Af|frike. and making westward, first arriued in Affrica, and after kéeping on their course, they passed the straits of Gibralter|ra, and coasting alongst the shore on the right hand, they found another companie that were likewise descended of the Troian progenie, on the coasts nere where the Pyrenine hils shoot downe to the sea,The mista|king of those that haue co|pied the Bri|tish historie putting Mare Tyrrhenum, for Pyrenaenum. whereof the same sea by good reason (as some sup|pose) was named in those daies Mare Pyrenaeum, al|though hitherto by fault of writers & copiers of the British historie receiued, in this place Mare Tyrrhe|num, was slightlie put downe in stead of Pyrenaeum.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 The ofspring of those Troians, with whom Brute and his companie thus did méet, were a remnant of them that came away with Antenor. Their capteine hight Corineus, a man of great modestie and ap|prooued wisedome, and thereto of incomparable strength and boldnesse.

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