During that triumvirate of kings, King Henry the Eighth of England, Francis the First King of France, and Charles the Fifth Emperor, there was such a watch kept, that none of the three could win a palm of ground, but the other two would straightways
balance it, either by confederation, or, if need were, by a war; and would not in any wise take up peace at interest.
we saw divers of the people, with bastons in their hands, as it were forbidding us to land; yet without any cries or fierceness, but only as warning us off by signs that they made.
(44) The attack upon the hazels re-enacts Orlando's enraged destruction of the trees in Book 23: Straightways
he draweth forth his fatal blade And hews the stones; to heave'n the shivers flee; Accursed was that fountain, cave, and shade, The arbor and the flowers and every tree; Orlando of all places havoc made Where he those names together joined may see; Yea, to the spring he did perpetual hurt By filling it with leaves, boughs, stones and dirt.