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DIMEV 225
Advise thee well let reason be thy guide
Words of Cato, which King Henry should have heeded, translating Latin couplet which precedes them, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, cap. 228 — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: Formerly included as part of 6322; Ringler Jr. (1988), TP 66.
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; counsel; Cato; advice, to princes
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , sig. t.6v
First Lines:
Auise the wele let reason be thy guyde
Whan other folke thou arte about to blame…
Last Lines:
…It is full foule whan that a man woll chese
If that his dede agayne his wordes preche
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: 259.