Socrates, I forsoke my countrey, my wife, and my
children, and came to Aetolia where I maried an
other wife. This tale tolde Aristomenus, and his
fellowe whiche before obstinately would give no
credite unto him, began to say: Verely there was
never so foolish a tale, nor a more absurde lie tolde:
then this: and then he spake unto me, saiyng: Ho
sir, what you are I know not, but youre habite and
countenance declareth, that you should be some
honest gentleman, doo you beleeve his tale? yea
verely (quoth I) why not? for what so ever the
fates hath apointed to men, that I beleeve shall
happen. For many thinges chaunce unto me, and
unto you, and to divers others, which beinge declared
unto the ignorant be accompted as lies. But verely
I give credite unto his tale, and render entier thankes
unto him in that (by the pleasant relation thereof)
we have quickly passed and shortned our journey,
and I thinke that my horse also was delighted with
the same, and hath brought me to the gate of this
Citie without any paine at all. Thus ended both our
talke and journey, for they twoo turned on the lefte
hande to the next villages, and I rode into the Citie.

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