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DIMEV 1002
Christ of the thief which on Thy right hand was
Epitaph for Richard I, translating Latin verses which precede it, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Richardi I — three stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Formerly included under 6322.
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; epitaphs
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, ff. 18-18v
First Lines:
Crist of the theef which on the Right hand was
And axid mercy to vs thow made a praye…
Last Lines:
…In Erth is seperat þat lyuyng more þan one
was & of grace ffound lyk to hym none



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, ff. ix-x
First Lines:
Cryste of the thefe which on thy ryght hand was
And axid mercy to vs thou made a praye…
Last Lines:
…In erth is seperat that lyuynge more than one
Was and of grace founde lyke to hym none
Note: In Septima Pars, Richardi I.
Editions:
Ellis, Sir Henry, ed. The New Chronicles of England and France in Two Parts. repr. of Robert Fabyan, New Chronicles, Pynson 1516 (STC 10659). London: Rivington, 1811: 310.