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The friend of pity and of alms deed
Epitaph for Henry III, translating Latin couplet which precedes it, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Henrici Tercii — one stanza rhyme royal, translating three lines of Latin which precede
Note: Formerly included under 6322.
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; epitaphs; translations
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, f. 88
Transcription:
The ffrende of pyte & of almesse dede
Henry the thirde whilom of Englond kyng
Who this Chirch brak & aftir to his mede
Agayn Renewid In to this ffair buyldyng
Now restith In here which did so grete a thyng
He yelde his mede that lord In deite
That as one God Regnyth In personys thre



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, f. 44
First Lines:
The frende of pyte and of almesse dede
Henry the thirde whylome of Englande kynge…
Last Lines:
…He yelde his mede that lorde in deyite
That as one God reygneth in persones thre
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: 369.
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. hh.5va
First Lines:
The frende of pytie and almesse dede
Henrye the thyrde whylome of Englande kynge…
Last Lines:
…He yelde hys mede that LORDE in deyite
That as one God reigneth in personnes thre
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: 369.