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DIMEV 6403
When Saturn with his cold icy face
Edward II’s statement of repentance for his wrongs, translating six lines of Latin verse which precede it, in Part VII of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Septima Pars, Edwardi Secundi — 58 lines in several verse forms, including two stanzas rhyme royal, two six-line stanzas, aabccb, and couplets
Note: Formerly included under 6322.
Title(s): Chronicle
Subjects: chronicles, verses in; Edward II; death
Versification: — seven-line, six-line, two-line, four-line — ababbcc, aabccb, aa, aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, ff. 162v-163v
First Lines:
Whan Satourn with his cold Isy face
The grounde with his ffrostys tvrnyth the Grene to Whyte
The tyme of wynter which Trees doth defface
And causeth all verdure to Avoide quyte…
Last Lines:
…That when my body vile
My sawle shall exyle
Thow bryng In short while
It in Rest & peas



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, f. 140
First Lines:
Whan Saturne with his colde isy face
The grounde with his frostys turnyth the grene to whyte…
Last Lines:
…Thou brynge in short whyle
It in rest and solace
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: 431-2.
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] , sig. irb-iva
First Lines:
Whan Saturne with his colde isy face
The ground with his frostes turneth pe grene to whyte…
Last Lines:
…Thou brynge in short whyle
It in reste and peace
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: 431-2.