Sayling on prosperously in our Ship, it was not long before wearrived at Baga, where being landed, and not knowing any person,neither what I should say to the Gentlemen, who onely were carefullfor delivering me to my Father, according as they were charged bythe reverend Abbesse: it was the will of heaven doubtlesse (in pittyand compassion of my passed disasters) that I was no sooner come onshore at Baffa, but I should there haply meet with Antigonus, whom Icalled unto in our Country language because I would not beunderstood by the Gentlemen nor their wives, requesting him toacknowledge me as his daughter. Quickly he apprehended mine intention,accomplishing what requested, and (according to his poore power)most bounteously feasted the Gentlemen and their wives, conductingme to the King of Cyprus, who received me royally, and sent me home toyou with so much honour, as I am no way able to relate. What elseretnaineth to be said, Antigonus who hath oft heard the whole story ofmy misfortunes, at better leysure will report. cool wigs
Antigonus then turning to the Soldan, saide: My Lord, as shee hathoften told me, and by relation both of the Gentlemen and theirwives, she hath delivered nothing but truth. Onely shee hath forgottensomewhat worth the speaking, as thinking it not fit for her toutter, because indeed it is not so convenient for her. Namely, howmuch the Gentlemen and their wives (with whom she came) commendedthe rare honesty and integrity of life, as also the unspotted vertuewherein shee lived among those chaste religious women, as theyconstantly (both with teares and solemne protestations) avouched tome, when kindly they resigned their charge to me. Of all whichmatters, and many more beside, if I should make discourse to yourExcellencie; this whole day, the night ensuing, and the next daiesfull extendure, are not sufficient to acquaint you withall. Let itsuffice then that I have said so much, as (both by the reports, andmine owne understanding) may give you faithfull assurance, to makeyour Royall vaunt, of having the fairest, most vertuous, and honestLady to your daughter, of any King or Prince whatsoever.
The Soldane was joyfull beyond all measure, welcomming both himand the rest in most stately manner, oftentimes entreating the Godsvery heartily, that he might live to requite them with equallrecompence, who had so graciously honored his daughter: but aboveall the rest, the King of Cyprus, who sent her home so Majestically.And having bestowne great gifts on Antigonus, within a few dayesafter, hee gave him leave to returne to Cyprus: with thankfull favoursto the King as well by Letters, as also by Ambassadours expresselysent, both from himselfe and his Daughter. paula young catalog
When as this businesse was fully finished, the Soldane, desiringto accomplish what formerly was intended and begun, namely, that shemight be wife to the King of Colchos; hee gave him intelligence of allthat had happened; writing moreover to him, that (if he were sopleased) he wold yet send her in Royall manner to him. The King ofColchos was exceeding joyfull of these glad tydings, and dispatching aworthy traine to fetch her, she was conveyed thither very pompously,and she who had bene imbraced by so many, was received by him as anhonest Virgin, living long time after with him in much joy andfelicity. And therefore it hath bene saide as a common Proverbe: Themouth well kist comes not short of good Fortune, but is stillrenewed like the Moone.
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