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DIMEV 6516
While lived this king
Verse in the Fabian’s Chronicle — six lines
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; kings, English; Edward I, death of; elegies
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, f. 132v
Transcription:
While lyvid this kyng
By his powar all thyng
Was in good plight
ffor Gile was hidd
Greate peas was kyd
And honest had myght



Print Witnesses:
1.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. mm3va
First Lines:
Whyle lyued this kynge
By his power all thynge…
Last Lines:
…Greate peace was kydde
And honeste had myghte
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: 405.
2.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, f. lxxv
First Lines:
While lyued this kynge
By his power all thynge…
Last Lines:
…Great peas was kydde
And honeste had myght
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: 405.