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There ne is danger but of a villain
Balade, perhaps by Alain Chartier, at the end of the Curial — three eight-line stanzas and Envoy
Author(s): Alain Chartier; William Caxton
Subjects: envoys; translations; ballads
Versification: — eight-line



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 5057. Chartier, Alain, Here foloweth the copye of a lettre whyche maistre Alayn Charetier wrote to hys brother…translated out of frensshe in to englysshe, [Westminster: William Caxton, 1483] , sig. [6]v
First Lines:
Ther ne is dangyer but of vylayn
Ne pride but of a poure man enryched
Ne so sure a way as is the playn
Ne socour but of a trewe frende…
Last Lines:
…What wylle ye that I saye
Ther is no speche but it be curtoys
Ne preysyng of men but after theyr lyf
Ne chyer but of a man Ioyous
Caxton
Note: British Library copy. “Caxton” centered below text. On preceding recto, at the end of the Curial, is the explicit: “Thus endeth the Curial made by mayster Alain Charretier / Translated thus in Engliyssh by Wylliam Caxton.”
Editions:
Meyer, Paul, and Frederick James Furnivall, eds. The Curial made by maystere Alain Charretier, translated by Caxton. EETS e.s. 54 (1888); repr. 1965: 19.