Ballade on King John of England, King Philip of France, and Emperor Otto,
inserted in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Johannis — three
stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; kings of England; John, king; Otto IV, king of Germany; Philip II, king of France
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,  : not in 1542 version.
Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce
, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, ff. 16-17
O quem mirabilia good Lord thy werkes been
In punysshement of
synners by thy myght wondersly…
…Wherefore I maye conclude in factis horum
That multa sunt
Note: In Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars,
Ellis, Sir Henry,
The New Chronicles of England and France in Two Parts. repr. of Robert
Fabyan, New Chronicles, Pynson 1516 (STC 10659).
London: Rivington, 1811: 322-3.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood.
The Lost Literature of Medieval England.
London: Methuen, 1952: 194 (first stanza only).