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O quem mirabilia good Lord thy works been
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
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc
Macaronic: Latin
Bibliographic Ghosts: 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] : not in 1542 version.



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Nero C.XI, ff. 61-61v
First Lines:
O Quem mirabilia good lord thy werkis been
In pvnyshment of Synners by thy mygth wondirsly…
Last Lines:
…Wherfor I maye conclude In factis horvm
That multa sunt fflagella peccatorvm
2.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, ff. 32-32v
First Lines:
O quam Mirabilia good lord thy werkis been
In pvnyshment of Synners by thy myght wondersly
As by old storyes It is playnly seen
On Synner the other hath Correct Vtterly…
Last Lines:
…Wherfor I may conclude In factus horvm
That mvlta sunt fflagella peccatorvm



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, ff. 16-17
First Lines:
O quem mirabilia good Lord thy werkes been
In punysshement of synners by thy myght wondersly…
Last Lines:
…Wherefore I maye conclude in factis horum
That multa sunt flagella peccatorum
Note: In Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Johannis.
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: 322-3.
Wilson, Richard Middlewood. The Lost Literature of Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1952: 194 (first stanza only).