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The prudent problems and the noble works
Stephen Hawes, A Joyfull Medytacyon, on the coronation of Henry VIII — thirty-two stanzas rhyme royal including Prologue and Excusacio auctoris
Author(s): Stephen Hawes
Title(s): A Joyfull Medytacyon
Subjects: Henry VIII, coronation of; occasional verse; prologues; envoys
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 12953. Hawes, Stephen, A ioyfull medytacyon to all Englonde of the coronacyon of our moost naturall souerayne lorde kynge Henry the eyght, [Enprynted at London: In the fletestrete at the sygne of the sonne by Wynkyn de Worde, [1509]] , ff. 1-4v
First Lines:
THe prudent problems & the noble werkes
Of the gentyll poetes in olde antyquyte…
Last Lines:
…To dyrecte my maters after your pleasaunce
Whiche yet replete am with all ygnoraunce
Note: Shelfmark: CUL Sel.5.55.
Attributed Title: A Joyfell Medytacyon to all Englonde of the Coronacyon of our Moost Naturall Souerayne Lorde Kynge Henry the Eyght (f. 1); Thus endeth this Ioyfull medytacyon made & copyled by Stephen hawes somtyme grome of þe chambre of our late souerayne lorde kynge Henry þe seuenth Enprynted at London in þe fletestrete at þe sygne of the sonne by Wynkyn de worde (f. 4v)
Editions:
Laing, David. The Conversyon of Swerers: a Joyfull Medytacyon…. Abbotsford Club. Edinburgh, 1865; anonymous.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 371 (Prologue only).
Gluck, Florence, and Alice B. Morga. The Minor Poems of Stephen Hawes. EETS o.s. 271 (1974): 85-91.