THE vthe age of the worlde began from the transmigracion [folio 125a] of the Iewes and the brennenge of the temple whiche was made in the xjthe yere of Sedechias kynge of Iuda. Where|fore he that wylle annumerate the lxxti yere of the cap|tiuite of the Iewes from this xjthe yere of Sedechias, as Eusebius dothe, folowenge the auctorite of Zachary þe prophete, then he schalle finische those yeres in the secunde Page 107, vol.3 yere of Darius son of Ytapsis. But Iosephus and the glose of Ierom on Ezechiel, seem to annumerate þose lxxti yere from the xiijthe yere of Iosias kynge, in whom Ieremy began to prophecy, vn to the firste yere of Cirus kynge. But those yeres, lxxti by nowmbre, by accomptede of mony men from the laste yere of Ioachim kynge vn to the laste yere of kynge Cirus. But trewly those lxxti yere whiche be terminate in the thrydde, other in the laste yere of Cirus, be proprely the yeres of the captiuite of the peple of the Iewes. But the lxxti yeres terminate in the thrydde yere of Darius be proprely the yeres of the complete trans|migracion, other of the desolacion of the temple. Petrus, capitulo 154o. Men of Iuda, dredenge the presence of Nabugodonosor kynge, for the dethe of Godolias, whom thei hade sleyne, wente in to Egipte with theire childer and goodes. Ieremias the prophete, goenge in to Egipte, pro|pheciede that mischefe scholde comme to the Iewes goenge in to Egipte, wherefore he was stonede to dethe of theyme Page 109, vol.3 in the iiijthe yere of the transmigracion. But men of Egipte*. [Ieremyas the p[rophete] was stonede.] hade that prophete in grete honore, and beriede hym nye to the beryalles of kynges, for cause he causede serpentes and cocodrilles to flee from theyme thro his preyere. This prophete ȝafe a token to kynges of Egipte þat the ydoles of theyme scholde falle when a virgyn did bere a childe.*. [The gen|tiles ho[nour] an ymage of a virgyn before the incarna|tion.] Wherefore the pristes of the gentiles honorede the ymage of a virgyn with here childe, sette in a secrete place of the temple. The seide prophete Ieremye, knowenge the temple of the Iewes to be destroyede, toke the arke of the testa|mente with the contentes in hit, causenge hit thro his preyere [folio 125b] to be receyuede of the erthe in a ston betwene the mowntes Page 111, vol.3 of wildernesse, where Moyses and Aaron ar beryede, mark|enge the ston with his fyngers impressede the name of God. Whiche arke and place is couerede with a clowde, that from that tyme vn to the ende of the worlde neither the place may be knowen neither the scripture of hit be redde. And, as hit is seide, Moyses and Aaron schalle brynge furthe that arke of the testamente in the firste resurreccion, and schalle sette hit in the mownte of Syna, where holy men schal be gedrede, abydenge þe commenge of God. Nabu|godonosor, goenge in to Siria, made Amon and Moab sub|iecte to hym in the xxiiij. yere of his reigne; and destroyede Egipte, sleenge the kynge of hit, and made an other kynge; takenge the Iewes founde þer in to Babilon with hym. That kynge Nabugodonosor hade a dreame of a quadripartite ymage, of whom he was aferede, in the secunde yere of his reigne. This secunde yere is not to be vnderstonde from Page 113, vol.3 the begynnenge of this kynge, but from the perfeccion other consummacion of his realme, after that he hade subduede to hym other naciones and brouȝhte from Egipte the leuenges of Israel and of Iuda. The secunde vision of Daniel happede in this secunde yere, of the angel whiche delyuerede the childer from the fornace. The thridde vision happede this yere, and th' epistole of the kynge in whom he tellethe hymselfe to be signede or merkede in to a tre, and after*. [How Na|bugodo|nosor was trans|formed and did eyte hay.] that to be chaungede for his pride in to an ox as to the partes afore, and in to a lyon as in*. [Sic.] to the hynder partes, not by chaungenge of body, but to be transformede soe thro the alienacion of mynde, and to eyte hay vn til vij. tymes, that were vij. yere, were chaungede in to vij. monethes thro the preyers of Daniel. Petrus, capitulo 162o. After whiche yeres he was reuocate to hym selfe, neuerthelesse he reignede not, but ordeynenge vij. iugges for hym, did penaunce vn to the ende of vij. yere, absteynenge hym [folio 126a] from brede, flesche, and wyne, vsenge yerbes and potage, Page 115, vol.3 after the cownsaile of Daniel. Seruius, the vjthe kinge of the Romanes, succeded Tarquinius Priscus, whiche did reigne xxxiiijti yere. Eutropius, libro primo. This Seruius, son of a captiue woman, addede to the cite of Rome thre hilles the mownte Quirinale, the mownte Esquiline, and the mownte Viminale. In the tyme of whom lxxxti c. ml citesynnes and vij. ml were numerate in the cite of Rome. Titus. This Seruius toke his doȝhter, Tullia by name, to the wife of Tarquinius the prowde, whiche conspirede the dethe of his fader in lawe at the instigation of his wife, mouenge the peple and the senate ageyne hym, and then this Tar|quinius metenge the kynge, caste hym downe of a grete greece, whiche goenge home so yhurte was sleyne by the way of men hirede by Tarquinius. Tullia, the doȝhter of Seruius, herenge that, ascendede here chariette, causenge hit to goe over the body of here fader as sche wente to Page 117, vol.3 salute her howsebonde made newly kynge of Rome. Ezechiel the prophete was drawen with horses by þe men of the leuenges of Dan and of Gad, for cause he seide thei scholde not goe to Ierusalem ageyne. In whiche yere he see also the renouacion of the temple. Iosephus, libro decimo, capitulo secundo.