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Now take good heed thou that doest over live
Verses on the tomb of King Louis of France, said to have been engraved at the command of Alice his wife for the counsel of his son Philip, translating Latin couplet which precedes it, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, cap. 235 — one stanza rhyme royal
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; elegies
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] , sig. C.6ra
First Lines:
Nowe take good hede thow that doest ouer lyue
Hym that in honour & vertue dyd excelle…
Last Lines:
…Thou art degenerat & growen out of kynde
Thy progenytours lawde hauynge nothynge in mynde
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: 272.