Tottenham Court Road
13th century, Old French: 14th century Middle English versions at Cambridge University Library, Lincoln Cathedral Library, British Library.
Clement's wife was delighted to see her husband, asked all his news and how he had come across the child.
'He shall be my own child,' she said, and kissed the infant many times.
Two outlaws readied themselves and made their way to the Aegean Sea. The baby who had been rescued from the ape was so handsome that no man could look upon it and not cry with joy. A Paris merchant approached them; his name was Clement the Villain.
Clement the Villain purchased a pannier to carry the baby in, and a nurse as well, to feed the infant. Then he made his way into France. He headed for Paris as quickly as he could and when he arrived at his hall he was received with great joy. His wife was delighted to see him and asked all his news and how he had come across the child.
'I found him in the Holy Land and could not abandon him, in all truth.'
His wife seemed pleased.
He sall be myn awen childe. – He shall be my own child,' she said, and kissed the infant many times.