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Now shaketh my hand my pen waxeth dull
Prologue to Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, at beginning of Part VII, cap. 218 — five stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; prologues, to prose texts
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.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] , sigs. z.3-z.3v
First Lines:
Nowe shaketh my hande my pen waxeth dulle
For weryd and tyred seynge this werke so longe…
Last Lines:
…Vnto theyr folowers all vyces to subdue
Honoure to meyntayne and to exalte vertue
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: 239-40.