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The laughing times with their crimes spent
On the treason and execution of Oliver Damman, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Caroli Noni — six stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Formerly included under 6322.
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; France; kings of France
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, ff. 437v-438v
First Lines:
The laughynge tymes with their crymes spent
Thow Barbour are ronn the which by sodeyn ffate
Are now forboden wherof the clere Entent
Thow myght haue knowen Damman right well the state…
Last Lines:
…Inwardly therfor bewaill soo thyne offence
That by this Deth to God thou maist make recompence



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, f. 232
First Lines:
The laughynge tymes with theyr crymes spent
Thou barboure are ronne the which by sodayne fate…
Last Lines:
…Inwardly therfore bewayll so thyne offence
That by this deth to God thou mayst make recompence
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: 674-5.
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] , sigs. Rrr.2-Rrr.2v
First Lines:
The laughynge tymes with theyr crymes spent
Thou barboure are ronne the whiche by sodayne fate…
Last Lines:
…Inwardly therfore bewayle so thyne offence
That by this death to god thou mayste make recompence