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De virtutibus fortissimi
Starchateri.

CAP. IIII.



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                                                                                        HABENDO
                                                                                        sobrietatem (vt
                                                                                        proximem prædictum
                                                                                        est) quàm aptè ad
                                                                                        cæteras virtutes
                                                                                        vinculum
                                                                                        ampliare potuit, omnes,
                                                                                        qui gentilium
                                                                                        operationes
                                                        intuentur, agnoscunt : clariorque factus fuisset inStarcha. tque natiuitas
                                                        meritis, si Christi doctrinæ, sicutiChristi.
                                                        natiuitati eius, vicinitatem habuisset. Peregit
                                                        tamen trium hominum secula, fortis &Tribus seculis
                                                        inuictus pugil, monstruosa & incredibilifortissumus
                                                        quadam virtute præditus, supra communemvixit.
                                                        hominum staturam longè euectus, giganteamCorporis magnitudini
                                                        quandam molem præfeserens, ita vt corporisvirtus
                                                        magnitudini virium robur, & animi respondit.
fortitudo responderet, vt nulli mortalium virtute cedere putaretur : cuius tam latè
patens claritas fuit, vt adhuc quocque celeberrima gestorum eius , ac nominis opinio
perseueret. In omnibus enim Aquilonaribus regnis, & eis vicinis, speciosissima
sibi peperit monimenta. Primùm in Vichari Noruegiæ Regis iugulo, deorum
fauori facinorum suorum principia dedicauit : deinde piraticam agens, profligatisFloccus rex.
latè prouincijs, Russiam inuasit, Regemque eius Floccum superauit, & ingentiAthletae Biramienses.
thesauro spoliauit. Ob hæc tam præclata militiæ principia, ab athletis
Biarmiensibus, qui tunc præstantissimi habebantur, accitus, cùm plurima apud eosSeptennis militia.
memoratu digna edidisset facinora, Sueonum fines ingreditur : vnde septenni militia
peracta, ad Daniam se contulit : demde in Hyberniam : ne vltimæ rerum humanarumHybernia vltima
mansiones ab eo intactæ consisterent : vbi duobus præstantissimis athletis orbis mansio.
congressus, victor euasit. Mox in Orientalia Russiæ contra eximiæ opinionisVisinnus gladiator.
gladiatorem Visinnum properauit. Is enim Visinnus vicinas, longinquasque provincias
omni iniuriæ genere vexauit, illustriumque virorum coniuges, maritis spectantibus,Stuprator occiditur.
raptas ad stuprum pertraxit. Cuius sceleris Starchaterus, vt alter Hercules,
rumore excitus, tollendi autoris gratia Russiam petiuit, raptoremque ad singulareByzantium.
certamen prouocatum oppressit. Deinde latius ad Orientem progressus,Tanna gigas.
Byzantium peruénit : vbi inuictæ opinionis gigantem, Tannam nomine, corporis viribusPolonia.
fretus, colluctando deuicit, ignotasque terrarum partes proscripti titulo petereVasche Polonus
coëgit. Igitur cùm nulla fortunæ sæuitia vires eius victoria fraudare potuisset, athleta.
Poloniæ partes aggressus, eximium athletam Vasche, vel Vaszam, duelli certamineHama Saxo.
superauit. Nec longè pòst Hamæ pugili, apud Saxones gymnicis palmis clarissimo,
congreditur : cuius pugno primùm ita obrutus memoratur, vt genibus nixus,


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