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King Henry is dead beauty of the world for whom great dole
On the death of Henry III — four couplets (allegedly contemporary) quoted in Fabyan’s Chronicle
Note: Cf. 6322.
Title(s): Chronicle
Subjects: Henry III, death of; occasional verse; elegies; chronicles, verse in; kings of England
Versification: — two-line — aa



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533
First Lines:
Kynge Henry is dede bewtye of the worlde for whom great dole
Goddys nowe makyn for theyr kynde brother for he is sole…
Last Lines:
…Normandy than gan lowre for losseof theyr floure and sange well a waye
Englonde made mone and Scotlonde dyd grone for to se that daye
Note: In Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, cap. 229.
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: 260.
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. B.4ra-B.4rb
First Lines:
Kynge Henry is dede bewtye of the worlde for whom great dole
Goddys nowe makyn for theyr kynde brother for he is sole…
Last Lines:
…Normandy than gan lowre for losseof theyr floure and sange well a waye
Englonde made mone and Scotlonde dyd grone for to se that daye
Note: In Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, cap. 229.