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DIMEV 5049
Suffiseth now this grave to whom all earthly thing
Epitaph for Henry II on his tomb at Font Everard, translating Latin verses which precede it, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, cap. 240 — two stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; epitaphs
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533
First Lines:
Suffysyth nowe this graue to whom all erthly thynge
Suffysed not my mynde so hyghe was sette…
Last Lines:
…The worlde is transytory and vnwarely men takyth
Cruell deth from whom none astate escapeth
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: 281.
2.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. D.5ra
First Lines:
Suffysyth nowe thys graue to whom all earthly thynge
Suffysed not my mynde so hyghe was set…
Last Lines:
…The worlde is transytory and vnwarely men takyth
Cruel death from whom none estate escapeth