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DIMEV 5861
Thou that sittest in this judicial place
Verses written upon the place of judgement where a corrupt judge was flayn by the command of Cambysus, in Part VI of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VI, cap. 195, translating Latin verses which precede it — one stanza rhyme royal
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; justice; abuses of the age
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533
First Lines:
Thou that syttest in this iudiciall place
Sytte vp ryght and holde thyne handes from mede…
Last Lines:
…Haue in thy mynde fall nat to lyke offence
Leste for thy faute thou make lyke 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: 200.
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. 5.2vb-5.3ra
First Lines:
Thou that syttest in thys Iudycyall place
Syt vp ryght and holde thyne handes from mede…
Last Lines:
…Haue in thy mynde fal not vnto lyke offence
Leste for thy faulte thou make lyke 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: 200.