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From malice free, was Mount Albano's lorıl) 175
190 Attended as ourself, and at our hands Receive such honour as thy worth demands.
Thus far Rinaldo, nor in vain he spoke, His proffer'd grace the courteous baron took : And now Rinaldo from his ready squire
195 Receiv'd a stately steed with rich attire; To sword and spear well train’d in every fight, And with this gift he grac'd the stranger knight, Who knew ere long the chief with whom he carne Was Clarmont's leader, as by chance the name 200 Escap'd his lips, while journeying thus they went To join the warriors at Rinaldo's tent.
These noble knights were near by kinélred ties, Brethren hy blood; and hence new passions rise, That conflicts in the stranger's bosom move, 205 Who sheds the mingled tear of joy and love.
This youth was Guido savage, who before
215 Rinaldo, who in arms such chiets excell’d, On whom so oft he wish'd to bend his sight, As sighs the blind to view the long-lost light, With transport thus began---O! honour'd lord ! What ill-starr'd chance could ever lift iny sword 220 On one, for whom such rooted love I feel, For whom, o'er all, I glow with kindly zeal. My name is Guido---me Constantia bore To noble Amon on the Euxine shore : Not less than thine my ancestry I trace,
225 An alien branch of Clarmoni's Doble race: A fond desire my journey hither drew, Thyself and all my kindred friends to view:
* Gryplion and Aquilant.
Ver. 407. This youth wus Guido savage,.--) This Guido was the champion with whom Murpiuisa fought amongst the Amazons (see Book xix. anci xx.) and who afterwards with Gryphon, Aquilant, and Sansonetto, being suorn to defend the law made by Pmabello, was cast down by the enchanted light of Rogero's shield: the poet gives no further account of him till his meeting with Rinalilo in this book, nor does it appear how, or where he parted from the other knights: the lady in his company was Aleria his favourite wife, whom he brought from the land of the amazons.
Ver. 208. On storiny sids-.-) Alluding to the storm before they landed amongsi the Ana 2015,
But when I reverence meant, behold I gire
Courteous he said; and now on either side
Here cease--no more disturb thy generous mind
Beyond compare, when public need required 260
Now rose the sun from ocean's blue profound,
These knights to Güido known, nor less to these 280 Was he, with whom so late they plough'd the seas. Behold a pair (he to Rinaldo cries) Whose like in battle scarce the world supplies : Let these for Charles with us united stand, And soon I trust will shrink yon Pagan band. 285 Rinaldo then confirm'd the praise he gave, And own'd each warrior brave amongst the brave; One clad in white, and one in sable vest, And each in arms of sumptuous fashion drest, No less the brother champions saw and knew 200 Rinaldo, Guido, all the generous crew;
These greeting fuir Rinaliw, they er 1.’d),
When now the dame more near Rinallu ditit,
Ver. 295.---Truffaldin---] Truffaldin was a Pagan in Allıracca, who, taking Sacripant prisoner by surprize, oifered treacherousiy tu be. tray the city into the hands of king Agrican ; but the proposai will generously rejected by Agrican. Having possession of the fort, he refused admittance to Orlando till Angelica had promised hii! protection from punishment. The knights were dividel in pariics about him. Rinaldo fought with Gryphon who defended him. Orlando, being armed by Angelica, left the walls to engage with Rinaldo. At length Rinaldo having seized Trutuldin dragged hiin at his horse's tail, and put an end to his life.
Orl. Innam, B. i. c. xiy. XX, XXTİ.