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DIMEV 763
Be joyous spouse of God most dear
Author’s salute to the Virgin Mary in relation to the second of seven joys, at end of Part II of Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part II, cap. 49, translating Latin verse of which the beginning only is given preceding — one stanza rhyme royal
Subjects: chronicles, verse in; Virgin Mary, salutation to; Virgin Mary, joys of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533
First Lines:
Be Ioyous ye spouse of god most dere
Which like to þe sone most clerest of light…
Last Lines:
…Causest þe world to be resplendisshaunt
By meane of thy peas which is full habundaunt
Note: At end of Part II, cap. 49.
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: 33.