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Lo I chief princess Dame Sapience
Pageant verses by Sapience at the return of Henry VI to London, A.D. 1432, in Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, Septima Pars, Henrici Sexti — one stanza rhyme royal
Note: Adapted from 6060.
Subjects: Henry VI, return to London, 1432; pageant verses; chronicles, verse in; occasional verse
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, f. 359
Transcription:
Loo I chief pryncesse Dame Sapience
Shew vnto you this Sentence of Scripture
Kynges that been moost of Excellence
ffor throuth my help and my besy Cure
To encrease their glory and their high renowne
They shall of wysdam haue full possessioun



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533
First Lines:
Lo I chief pryncesse dame Sapience
Shewe vnto you this sentence of scripture…
Last Lines:
…To encrease theyr glory and their hygh renowne
They shall of wysdome haue full possession
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: 604-5.
Gattinger, E. Die lyrik Lydgates. Wiener Beiträge zur englischen Philologie 4. Wien: Braumüller, 1896: 26.
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
First Lines:
Lo I chief princesse dame Sapience
Shewe vnto you this sentence of scripture…
Last Lines:
…To encrease their glory & their high renowne
Thei shall of wysedome haue full possession
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: 604-5.