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Lo by the sentence of prudent Solomon
Pageant verses by Cleanness at the return of Henry VI to London, A.D. 1432, in Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, Septima Pars, Henrici Sexti — two stanzas of rhyme royal
Note: Adapted from 6060.
Subjects: occasional verse; pageant verses; chronicles, verse in; Henry VI, return to London, 1432
Versification: — seven-line — seven-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, ff. 359-359v
First Lines:
Loo by the Sentence of prudent Salamon
Mercy and Right preservyn euery kyng
And I Clennesse obserued by Reason
Kepe his Trone from Mischief and falling…
Last Lines:
…That kynges and prynces shuld abowte them drawe
ffolk that been trewe and Well lernyd In lawe



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533
First Lines:
Loo by the sentence of prudent Salamon
Mercy and right preseruyn euery kynge…
Last Lines:
…That kynges and prynces shuld aboute them drawe
Folke that ben trewe and well lernyd in lawe
Note: In Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, Septima Pars, 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: 605.
Gattinger, E. Die lyrik Lydgates. Wiener Beiträge zur englischen Philologie 4. Wien: Braumüller, 1896: 27.
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. Iii.6va-Iii.7rb
First Lines:
Lo by the sentence of prudent Salomon
Mercy and right preseruin euery kyng…
Last Lines:
…That kinges & princes should about them drawe
Folke that been trewe and well lerned in lawe
Note: In Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, Septima Pars, 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: 605.