Aliud (c.1573)

See introduction to d1_HalJ_004. Metre: elegiac couplets.

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Reginam regnare bonam videre Poloni.
E quibus? Unde ortam? Miserat Italia.
At nunc rege opus est; promittit Gallia; qualem?
Italicae similem, atque ut fuit illa bonum.

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The Poles saw that Bona ruled as a good queen. From among which people did she come? From whence did she arise? Italy had sent her. But now a king is needed; France promises one; of what kind? Similar to the Italian lady, and as good as she was.