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This sorrowful death which bringeth great full low
Ballade on the death of Edward I, translating Latin lines that were hung over his tomb, which precedes it, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Edwardi Primi — six stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Formerly included under 6322.
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; Edward I, death of; elegies
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, ff. 133-134
First Lines:
This Sorowffull deth which bringeth grete full lowe
And moost & leest he Ioyneth In to come
This man to whom his pere was nott knowe
Hath now subduyd not spatyng hym aloon…
Last Lines:
…That lord of his Ioy perdurable to last
Grant hym Sorowlees Evirmore to tast



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, ff. 75-76
First Lines:
This sorowfull deth whiche bryngeth great full lowe
And moost and leest he ioyneth into one…
Last Lines:
…That lorde of his ioy perdurable to laste
Graunt hym sorowlesse euermore to taste
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: 406-7.
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. mm.5vb-mm.6ra
First Lines:
This sorowfull deth which bringeth greate full lowe
And moste and leaste he ioyneth into one…
Last Lines:
…That Lorde of hys ioye perdurable to laste
Graunte hym soroweles euermore to taste
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: 406-7.