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This is the Table of the
Historye of Reynart the Fore.
In the first how the kynge of alle bestes the lyon helde
his court. Capitulo primo
Tybert. Capitulo iij.
for the foxe to the kynge. Capitulo iiij.
pitulo xj. .
Capitulo xiij. How the foxe was arestid and juged to deth. Capitulo xiiij.
How the foxe was ledde to the galwes. Capitulo xv.
to fore alle them that wold here it. Capitulo xvj. How the foxe brought them in danger that wold have
brought hym to deth and how he gate the grace of
the kyng. Capitulo xvij. How the wulf and the bere were arestyd by the labour
of the foxe. Capitulo xviij. How the wulf and his wyf suffred her shoys to be pluckyd
of, and how the foxe dyde them on his feet for to
go to Rome. Capitulo xix. How Kywart the hare was slayn by the foxe. Ca
pitulo xx. How the foxe sente the hares heed to the kynge by
Bellyn the rame. Capitulo xxj. . How Bellyn the rame and alle his lygnage were jugged to be gyuen to the wulf and to the bere.
Capitulo xxij. How the kynge helde his feste, and Lapreel the cony
complayned to hym of the foxe. Capitulo xxiij. How Corbant the roek complayned on the foxe for the
deth of his wyf. capitulo xxiiij. How the kynge was angry of these complayntes. Ca
pitulo xxv. How Grymbert warned the foxe that the kynge was
wroth and wold slee hym. Capitulo xxvj.
How the foxe subtylly excused hym of the deth of the
hare and of other maters and how he gate his pees.
them day and felde for to fighte. Capitulo xxxvi. How dame Rukenawe the she ape counseylled the foxe
how he shold doo in the feld ayenst the wulf.
flateryng wordes cam to his aboue. Capitulo xl. How Ysegrym the wulf was ouercomen and the batayl
fynysshyd, and how the foxe had the worship.
wonne the felde. Capitulo xlij.
kynge and wente to his castel Maleperduys. Ca-
HYER BEGYNNETH THYSTORYE OF REYNARD
In this historye ben wreton the parables, good lernynge, and dyverse poyntes to be merkyd, by whiche poyntes men maye lerne to come to the subtyl knoweleche of suche thynges as dayly ben used, and had in the counseyllys of lordes and prelates, gostly and worldly ; and, also emonge marchantes and other comone peple. And this booke is maad for nede and prouffyte of alle god folke, as fer as they in redynge or heeryng of it shal mowe understande and fele the forsayd subtyl deceytes that dayly ben used in the worlde, not to thentente that men shold use them, but that every man shold eschewe and kepe hym from the subtyl false shrewis that they be not deceyvyd. Thenne who that wyll have the very understandyng of this mater, he muste ofte and many tymes rede in thys boke, and ernestly and diligently marke wel that he redeth, for it is sette subtylly, lyke as ye shal see in redyng of it, and not ones to rede it, for a man shal not wyth ones over redyng fynde the ryght understanding, ne comprise it wel, but ostymes to rede it shal cause it wel to be understande. And for them that understandeth it, it shall be ryght joyous, playsant, and prouffitable.