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The perverse heretic though that he do burn
Verses on William Courtenay, Chancellor of Oxford, who was burned as a heretic, translating a Latin couplet which precedes them, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Henrici Quarti — one stanza rhyme royal
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; Courtenay, William, Chancellor of Oxford; Lollardy
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc
Bibliographic Ghosts: 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]



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, f. 328
Transcription:
The perverse heretike thouth that he doo brenne
And from this world be rasid vtterly
Noo force Synne that he list not kenne
Owir sacrid ffeith but It right perversly
List of his Will Erroniously to Reply
What force thouth Sathan with his eternall payne
Doo hym reward Syn he wille not Refrayne



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, f. 163
First Lines:
The peruerse heretyke though that he do brenne
And from this worlde be rasyd vtterly…
Last Lines:
…What force though sathan with his eternall payne
Do hym rewarde syn he wyll nat refrayne
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: 574-5.