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When I advert in my remembrance / The famous drafts of poets eloquent
Stephen Hawes, The Example of Virtue — 300 stanzas rhyme royal, including a Prologue of four stanzas, in fourteen chapters
Author(s): Stephen Hawes
Title(s): The Example of Virtue
Subjects: virtues; allegories; dream poetry
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 12945. Hawes, Stephen, The Example of Vertu, [de Worde, 1504?]
Last Lines:
…Unto whome I pleasure and to the reders all
To whome I excuse me now in generall
Note: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College Pepys 1254 (STC3543) copy. Includes unique last stanza ‘To dystyll the dewe of influence…’ as envoy.
2.Source: STC 12946. Hawes, Stephen, The Example of Vertu, de Worde, [1520?]
First Lines:
Whan I aduert in my remembraunce
The famous draughtes of poetes eloquent…
Last Lines:
…Vnto thy pleasure and to the reders all
To whome I excuse me now in generall
Editions:
Gluck, Florence, and Alice B. Morga. The Minor Poems of Stephen Hawes. EETS o.s. 271 (1974): 1-71.
3.Source: STC 12947. Hawes, Stephen, The Example of Vertu, de Worde, 1530 , sigs. A2-G8v
First Lines:
Whan I aduerte in my remembraunce
The famous draughtes of poetes eloquent…
Last Lines:
…Unto thy pleasure and to the reders all
To whome I excuse me now in generall
Note: Huntington R. B. 61327 copy.
Attributed Author: Compyled by Stephyn Hawys one of þe gromes of the most honorable chambre of oure souerayne lorde kynge Henry the vii And prynted xx day of Apryll Anno domini M.cccc.xxx (sig. A.1)
Attributed Title: Here foloweth a compensyous story and it is called the exemple of vertu in the whiche ye shall fynde many goodly storys & naturall dysputacyons bytwene foure ladyes named Hardynes Sapyence ffortune and Nature (sig. A.1); Explicit exemplum virtutis (sig. G.8v); Here endeth the exemple of vertue (sig. G.8v)
Editions:
Arber, Edward. The Dunbar Anthology, 1401-1508. London, New York: Frowde, 1901: 219-95 (modernized).