1 In God’s and Holy Mary’s name,
If they will guide, it is my aim
In a new style of poetry
To tell of a king’s courtesy.
2 King Apollonius of Tyre
Lost queen and child through evils dire,
But, through his long fidelity,
He won them both back finally.
3 But now I will my tale begin
With Antioch’s first sovereign,
Antiochus. After he built
His great seaport, he turned to guilt.
4 For after while his consort died
And left a daughter at his side.
A maid could not be lovelier;
No flaw was anywhere on her.
5 But though great princes crossed...