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DIMEV 480
An end of this book or of this rude work
Conclusion to Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Henrici Septimi — four stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Formerly included under 6322.
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; epilogues, to prose texts
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, ff. 440v-441
First Lines:
An ende of this boke or of this rude warke
Here is now fined whereof the sentence proceadeth
Thou that shalt it reade be thow laie or clarke
Be not enuious consider how it leadeth…
Last Lines:
…For though thei grudge and scorne yet euery goodman
Will take the entent and praise the maker than
And hym allowe for his labours deede
And require of God that he maie haue his meede
Note: Trans. of Latin Envoy on f. 440v.
Attributed Author: Here endeth Master Fabians Chronicle (f. 441)
Attributed Title: Here endeth Master Fabians Chronicle (f. 441)



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533
First Lines:
An ende of thys boke or of thys rude warke
Here is now fyned wherof the sence precedyth…
Last Lines:
…And hym allow for his laborous dede
And requyre of God that he maye haue his mede
Note: Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Henrici Septimi.
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: 682.