Image from page 132 of “Chap-books of the eighteenth century” (1882)

Image from page 132 of “Chap-books of the eighteenth century” (1882)
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Identifier: chapbooksofeight00asht
Title: Chap-books of the eighteenth century
Year: 1882 (1880s)
Authors: Ashton, John, b. 1834
Subjects: Chapbooks
Publisher: London, Chatto and Windus
Contributing Library: University of Pittsburgh Library System
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation

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ldermary Church YardBow Lane, London. The History of Valentine and Orson. Ill Chap. i. The Banishment of the Lady Bellisant who is deliveredOF Valentine and Orson at one birth in a wood. It is recorded, That Pepin King of France had a fair sisternamed Bellisant, who was married to Alexander, the Emperorof Greece, and by him carried to his capital at Constantinople;from whence, after having lived with great virtue, she wasbanished, through the means of a false accuser, whom she hadseverely checked for his impudence; and though at that timeshe was big with child, yet she was compelled to leave herhusbands empire, to the great regret of the people, attendedonly with a Squire named Blandiman. After great fatigue and travel she arrived in the forest ofOrleans, where finding her pains come thick upon her, shedismissed her attendant for a midwife, but before his returnwas delivered of two lovely children, one of which was conveyedaway by a she bear, but she, willing to save it pursued on her

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hands and knees, leaving the other behind. But before herreturn. King Pepin being a hunting in the forest, came to the treewhere she left the other babe, and causing it to be taken up,sent it to nurse, and when it grew up called its name Valentine—Blandiman at length came back, and instead of finding hismistress found her brother Pepin, at the tree, to whom hedeclared all that had happened, and how his sister had been r 12 Chap-Books of the Eighteenth Century. banished through the false suggestions of the arch priest; whichwhen King Pepin heard he was greatly enraged against theLady BeUisant, saying, that the Emperor ought to have put herto death; so leaving Blandiman, he returned with his Noblesto Paris. The Lady Bellisant having followed the Bear to no purpose,returned to the place where she had left the other babe, butgreat was her sorrow when Blandiman said, He had seen herbrother Pepin, but could tell nothing of the child, and havingcomforted her for the loss of it, they went t

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