Capitulum vicesimum quartum.
AURELIUS*. [Aurelianus, α., γ., and Cx.] of Denmarch*. [Denmark, Cx.] i-bore was emperour fyve ȝere and somwhat of monþhes; he was liche to þe*. [þe] om. Cx.] grete Alisaundre Page 95, vol.5 oþer*. [oþer] or, Cx.] to Iulius. For as Alisaundre in twelve ȝere wente into Inde, and Iulius in ten ȝere overcom þe Gallus*. [Galles, Cx.] and þe Ger|mayns, and fauȝte foure ȝere aȝenst þe citeȝeyns, so þis in foure ȝere*. [he] added in Cx.] restored þe lordschipe of Rome. In his firste tyme þe estat*. [staat, γ.] of holy chirche gan to encrese,*. [encreesce, γ.] so þat a comoun*. [solempne, Cx.] counsaile of bisshoppes was i-made at Antiochia. In þat counsail*. [counceyl, Cx.] Paul*. [Paul] om. γ.] þe heretik was condempned; but afterward he was apeyred by counsail of*. [counsail of] om. Cx.] schrewes, and arered dysese and strif in holy chirche. Þis*. [Aurelianus, added in Cx.] overcom þe Gothes fyve siþes; þis was þe firste among þe Romayns þat usede cloþes arayed wiþ*. [arayed wiþ] of, Cx.] gold; he dede on his hede a dyademe arayed wiþ precious stoones; he restorede to þe peple use of swynes*. [swynnes, Cx.] flesch. At þe laste he com into Gallia, and martired meny holy men, and clepede þe citee Genalium by his [owne]*. [From α., γ., and Cx.] name Aureliam,*. [Aurelian, α., γ., and Cx.] and was aftir|ward i-slawe faste by Constantynnoble. After hym Tacitus regnede sixe monþes, after the whiche*. [whoche, γ.] he was i-slawe in Pontus; þat*. [þanne, α. and Cx.] aftir þat Florianus regnede þre monþes, and was i-slawe in Tharsis. After þe passioun of Euticianus, Page 97, vol.5 Gayus was pope nyntene ȝere; he ordeynede degrees of ordres in holy chirche, hostiarius, lector, exorcista, and acolitus, and oþere mo, and þat no man schulde accuse þe ministres of holy chirche to fore a seculer iuge. Anatolius, bisshop of Alisaundre in Laodocia, made a book [of þe verray Ester day, and, ten bookes]*. [From β. and γ.] of ars metrik.*. [arithmetik, α. and β.] Þe heresie of the Manichies gan to springe. Manacheus was of Pers, a man of scharp witte and of straunge maneres; first he heet Manas*. [Manes, Cx.]; þe Manachies haveþ*. [habbeþ, γ.] þat name of hym; þey telleþ þat they*. [þere, β.] beeþ tweie fresche worcheres*. [firste worcheres, α. and β.; furst worchers, γ.; fyrst werchers, Cx.] and makeres of þinges, oon of good [and anoþer of evel],*. [From α. and Cx.] oon of light [and]*. [From α. and Cx.] anoþer of derknesse. Giraldus et Gaufridus.*. [Alfredus, Cx.] Aboute þat tyme þe Romayns sente oon Constancius for to make Coelus kyng of Britayne sogette, and forto fonge tribut þat was i-werned.*. [denyed, Cx.] But Coelus was dede after þe monþe of his comynge, and Constancius hadde þe kyngdom, and wedded þis Coelus his douȝter Helene,*. [Helene] om. Cx.] and gat on hire þe grete Con|stantyn. Probus was emperour sixe ȝere and somwhat of Page 99, vol.5 monþes; he wan Gallia þat was*. [þat was] om. γ.] out of men hondes of straunge naciouns,*. [men . . . naciouns] theyr hondes, Cx.] and restored it aȝen; he lete þe Galles and þe Pan|nonyes have use of vynes*. [fynes, γ.]; and whanne he hadde i-pesed wel ny alle,*. [peesed wel neiȝ alle, β.; had wele nyghe sette al in pees, Cx.] he seide þat in a schort tyme me schulde have no nede*. [neode, γ.] to knyȝtes; and at þe laste he was i-slawe in a stryvynge*. [stryvenge, α.] of knyȝtes. Carus, wiþ his sones Carinus and Numerianus, was emperour two ȝere, and he was adraynt*. [dreynt, β.; adreynt, γ.; drowned, Cx.] in þe ryver Tigris. Also Numerianus was y-lad in a liter*. [lytter, Cx.] for his eme*. [eme] sore eyȝen, α. and β.; sore yȝen, γ.; sore eyen, Cx.] and his owne wife's fader Aprus sat in awayte*. [set aweyt, γ.] uppon*. [uppon] for, Cx.] hym, and slowȝ hym. Þanne aftir meny dayes*. [dawes, γ.] he was unneþe y|founde but*. [but] om. α. and γ.] by stenche*. [stynch, γ.] of þe*. [þe] his, Cx.] careyn. Carinus was over|come and i-slawe at Margus. Diocliciani.