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An epystle that Aristotle sent to Alexander.

Yf thou can moeve & chaunge the ayre frome the erth & water, & the ordynaunce of thy cytees to accomplysshe thy pleasure. Yf thou cannot do it ceas of & do it not, but governe them in thy goodnesse and exalt them in benygnyte. And yf thou do thus I hope with the grace of god that they all shall be thy frendes to all thy good pleasures and commaundements. And for the love that they shall have in the, thou shalt peasybly reygne over them in grete vyctory.

And whan Alexander had red this epystle, he dyde after his councell, and they of Perce were more obedyent to hym than to ony other nacyon.

tashid 2001-09-09