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DIMEV 3691
News news news have ye any news
Coplande’s Prologue to Chaucer’s Parliament of Fowls in the 1530 de Worde edition, four eight-line stanzas
Subjects: introductions; printers’ prologues
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5092. Chaucer, Geoffrey, The assemblie of foules Here foloweth the assemble of foules veray pleasaunt and compendyous to rede or here compyled by the preclared and famous clerke Geffray Chaucer, [Imprynted in london: In Flete strete at the sygne of the Sonne agaynste the condyte, by me Wynkyn de Worde, The. xxiiij. day of Ianuary, in the yere of our lorde. M.CCCCC. amp; xxx. (1530)] , sig. a.1v
First Lines:
Newes newes newes haue ye ony newes
Myne eres ake to here you call and crye
Ben bokes made with whystelynge and whewes
Ben there not yet ynow to your fantasye…
Last Lines:
…yet gentyll clerkes folowe hym ye ought
That dyd endyte the parlyament of foules
Note: Huntington R. B. 31325, f. iv.
Attributed Author: Roberte Coplande boke prynter to new fanglers (sig. a.iv)