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God thee endow with a crown of glory
Pageant verses, words of address of the fourteen virgins to Henry VI, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Pars Septima, Henrici Sexti — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: For roundel which follows, see 5015; see also 6060.
Subjects: pageant verses; chronicles, verse in; Henry VI, return to London, 1432
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, f. 38v
Transcription:
God the endowe with Crowne of glorye
And with the Ceptre of Clennesse and Pitie
And with A sword of myght and victorye
And with A Mantell of prudence clad thow be
A Shild of ffeith forto Defend the
An helm of helth wrought to thyn encreace
Girt with A girdill Of love and perfight peace



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, f. 191
First Lines:
God the endowe with crowne of glorye
And with the ceptre of clennesse and pytie…
Last Lines:
…An helme of helth wrought to thyne encrease
Gyrte with a gyrdyll of loue and parfyte peace
Note: In Pars Septima, Henrici Sexti.
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: 604.