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Here lieth of error the prince if ye will ken
Epitaph for Llewellen, giving him a negative character, translating four lines of Latin verse which precedes it, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Edwardi Primi — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: Formerly included under 6322; for an epitaph giving positive character, which precedes this, see 4160.
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; epitaphs; Llewellen
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, f. 111v
Transcription:
Here lieth of Errour þe prince if ye will ken
Theef & Robber and traytour to Inglishmen
A dym brond A Sect of wers ill
God of Walshmen Cruell without Skyll
In sleyng the good and ledar of the badde
lastly Rewardid as he deseruyd hadd
Of Troians blode the draste & not Sede
A Rote of ffalshode An cawse of many Ill dede



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533
First Lines:
Here lyeth of errour the prynce if ye wyll ken
Thefe and robbour and traytour to Englysshmen…
Last Lines:
…Of Troyans blode the drastes and nat sede
A rote of falshode and cause of many yll dede
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: 388.
2.Source: STC 10662. Fabyan, Robert , The chronicle of Fabyan whiche he hym selfe nameth the concordaunce of historyes, nowe newely printed, [and] in many places corrected, as to the dylygent reader it may apere. 1542. Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum solum, [London]: Printed by Iohn Reynes, dwellynge at the sygne of saynte George in Pauls churcheyarde, [1542] , sig. kk.5vb
First Lines:
Here lyeth of errour the prince yf ye wyll ken
Thefe and robbour & traytour to Englyshmen…
Last Lines:
…Of Troyans blode the drastes and not sede
A rote of falshode and cause of many euyl dede