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O wavering World all wrapped in wretchidness
Elegy on the death of Henry VII, A.D. 1509 — seven 8-line stanzas
Note: Perhaps by Hawes, but not by Skelton
Author(s): Stephen Hawes ?
Subjects: Henry VII, death of; elegies
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Durham, Durham Cathedral Dean and Chapter Archives Registrum Parvum IV [olim Prior’s Kitchen], ff. 176v-177
First Lines:
O wauering Worlde all wrapped in wretchidnes
What auales thy pompes so gay and gloryous…
Last Lines:
…Creses in Richesse Iulius in glory
Henry the vijth ingraued here lyeth dede
Note: On deposit in Durham, University Library, Archives and Special Collections.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 13075. [Elegy on the Death of Henry VII], [de Worde, 1509] , ff. 176v-177
Note: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce fragments E.20 (printed).
Editions:
Dyce, Alexander, ed. The Poetical Works of John Skelton. 2 vols. London: T. Rodd, 1843: 2.399-400.
Dyce, Alexander, and Izaak Walton, eds. The Poetical Works of Skelton and Donne. Boston: Houghton, Osgood, 1879: 2.362-64.
Scammell, G. V., and H. L. Rogers. “An Elegy on Henry VII.” Review of English Studies n.s. 8 (1957): 167-70: 169-70.