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85

Chastising. The Chastising of God's
children.

Fol. [Wynkyn de Worde, Westmin-
ster,] n. d.

[* 2 ] A-G 6 H*. 48 leaves. 2 columns. 36 lines.

i a . C The prouffytable boke for manes soule / And
right comfortable to the body / and specyally in
aduersitee -itrybulacyon / whiche | boke is called The
Chastysing of goddes Chyldern | l b . I 4 N drede of
almighty | god Relygyous sus :|ter (sic) a short pistle I
sen|de you of the mater of | temptacons / whiche pystle as
me | thynketh maye resonably be cleped The Chastis-
yng of Goddes Chil|dern ... 2 a . ft Here begynneth the
table of | this present boke / | . . . 3 a . C That holy
men i gode men ben | more tempted than other / and
how | our lorde playeth with his childer | by ensaple
of the moder i hir chyl|de / and what loye i myrthe is
in | our lordes presence / Caplo j. | . . . 42 a . col. i,
/. 14 : C Explicit hie liber castigaconis | p t uerro)j. (sic)
dei. HI) F 3 Or asmoche as thappostle | sayth y we may not
pleyse | god wythout good fayth . . . 48 a . col. 2, /. 16 :
But lorde it shal be ynough to me | that thou vouche-
sauf to rewarde | me fro a ferre. wyth a louely loke |
of thyne eyen / and of thy mercy / | And I saye the
surely that yf thou | holde on this manere of doyng
be/sely. wythouten styntyng. not oon|ly he shall loke
on the / but he shall | brynge from all manere dysease
in|to ful loye % blisse / Now god gra|unt that it myghte
so be. that euer | is lastyng in Trinyte / | 48 b blank.

*B. M. *U. L. C. [2]. */. /?. L. *Pepysian
Library, Cambridge. Sidney Sussex College, Cam-
bridge. *Hunterian Museum, Glasgow. Lincoln
Cathedral. Sion College. Gb'ttingen University
Library. *Duke of Devonshire. A. H. Huth [sold
*/. Pierpont Morgan.



86

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Book of Fame.
Fol. William Caxton, [Westminster,]

n.d.

a-(? d*. 30 leaves, 1, 30 blank. 38 lines.
I blank. 2 a . The book of Fame made by Gefferey
Chaucer ||

Od torne vs euery dreme to good
g For it is wonder thyng by the rood
To my wyt / what causyth sweuenys
On the morowe / or on euenys
And why theffect foloweth of some
And of some it shal neuer come | . . .
29*. /. 16: Explicit || I fynde nomore of this werke to
fore sayd / For as fer as I can | vnderstode / This
noble man Gefferey Chaucer fynysshyd at the | sayd
conclusion of the metyng of lesyng and sothsawe /
where | as yet they ben chekked and maye not departe /
whyche werke as | me semeth is craftyly made / and
dygne to be wreton i knowen / | For he towchyth in it
ryght grete wysedom i subtyll vnderston^|dyng / And
so in alle hys werkys he excellyth in myn oppyny^|on
alle other wryters in our Englyssh / For he wrytteth
no voy^|de wordes / but alle hys mater is ful of hye
and quycke sentence / to whom ought to be gyuen
laude and preysyng for hys nobble makyng and
wrytyng / For of hym alle other haue borowed | syth
and taken / in alle theyr wel sayeng and wrytyng /
And | I humbly beseche i praye yow / emonge your
prayers to remem^jbre hys soule / on whyche and on
alle crysten soulis I beseche al#|myghty god to haue
mercy Amen ||| Emprynted by wylliam Caxton | 2Q b
blank. 30 blank.

*B.M. [wants leaves land 30}. *U.L.C. *J.R.L.
Imperial Library, Vienna.

87

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales.
Fol. [William Caxton, Westminster,

1478.]

[a-z A-I* K w L-Q* X s S-Z* aa*.] 374 leaves, i, 266,

and 374 blank. 29 lines.
I blank. 2 a .

Han that Apprill with his shouris sote
w And the droughte of marche hath pcid y rote

And badid euery veyne in suche licour
Of whiche vertu engendrid is the flour
Whanne zepherus eke with his sote breth
Enspirid hath in euery holte and heth
The tendir croppis. and the yong sonne
Hath in the ram half his cpurs y ronne | . . .
373*. /. 20 : . . . This bles^|ssid (sic) regne may man
purchace by pouert spirytuel / and the | glorye by
lownesse / the plente of loye by hunger and thrist |
And the reste by trauayll / and the lyf by deth and
mor|tificacion of synne / To that lyf he vs brynge that
bought | with his precyous blood Amen. || Explicit
Tractatus Galfrydi Chaucer de | Penitencia vt dicitur



pro fabula Rector! s. | 373 b . n 2 Ow pray I to hem alle
that herkene this litil tretyse | or rede / that yf ther be
ony thing that liketh hem / that | therof they thanke
our lord Ihesu Crist ... [/. 21] Beseching hem that
they from hensforth vnto my liuys ende | sende me
grace to bewayle my giltis that it may stande vnto |
the sauacion of my soule / i graunte me grace of verrey
repentance / confession / and satisfaction to doo in
this present lif / | thurgh the benigne grace of hym
that is kynge of kyngis i \ preest of alle preestis that
bought vs with the precyous blood | of his herte / so
that I may be one of hem at the day of dome [ that
shal be sauid. Qui cu patre et spu sco viuit et regnat |
deus. Per omnia secula seculoif. Amen. | 374 blank.

*B. M. [2, one wants leaves i and 266, the other
wants six: leaves, supplied in facsimile, and the blank
leaves}. *J. R. L. *Merton College, Oxford, etc.



Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales.
Fol. William Caxton, [Westminster,]

n.d.

a-f ?/ aa-M* it 6 A-K* L*. 312 leaves, i blank.

38 lines. With head-lines.

i blank. 2 a . Prohemye [| g 6 Rete thankes lawde and
honour / ought to be gy^|uen vnto the clerkes / poetes /
and historiographs | that haue wreton many noble
bokes of wysedom | of the lyues / passios / ^ myracles
of holy sayntes | of hystoryes / of noble and famous
Actes / and | faittes / And of the cronycles sith the
begynnyng | of the creacion of the world / vnto thys
present tyme / . . . 2 b . /. 23 : . . . of your charyte
emong your dedes of mercy / remem^lbre the sowle of
the sayd Gefferey chaucer first auctour / and ma|ker
of thys book / And also that alle we that shal see and
rede | therin / may so take and vnderstode the good
and vertuous tables / that it may so prouffyte / vnto
the helthe of our sowles / that | after thys short and
transitorye lyf we may come to euerlastyng | lyf in
heuen / Amen || By Wylliam Caxton | 3*. Prologue ||

Han that Apryll wyth hys shouris sote
w The droughte of marche hath percyd the rote
And bathyd euery veyne in suche lycour
Of whyche vertue engendryd is the flour
Whanne Zepherus eke wyth hys sote breth
Enspyrid hath in euery holte and heth
The tendyr croppis / and the yong sonne
Hath in the ram half hys cours y ronne | . . .
3H b . /. 4 : . . . Thys blessyd regne may man purchace
by pouerte | spirituel / and the glorye by lownesse /
the plente of loye by | hunger and thrist / And the
reste by traueyll / and the lyf by | deth and mortifica-
cion of synne / To that lyf he vs brynge that | bought
Wyth his precious blood Amen / ||) Explicit Tractatus
Galfridi Chaucer de I Penitencia vt dicitur pro fabula
Rectoris ||| N 4 Ow praye I to hem alle that herken thys
lityl tretise or | rede / . . . 312*. /. I : . . . i graunte
me grace of verry repentaunce / confessyon i satis-)
faction to doo in this present lyf / thrugh the benygne



grace of | hym that is kyng of kynges and preest of
alle prestys that | bought us wyth the precious blood
of his herte / so that I may | be one of hem at the day
of dome that shal be sauyd / Qui cum | patre et spiritu
sancto viuit et regnat deus / Per omnia secula | secu-
lorum AMEN/ | 31 2 b blank.

*B. M. [2, one wants 21 leaves, sttpplied in facsimile,
and the blank leaf, the other -very imp.]. *J. R. L.
* St. John's College, Oxford, etc.

89

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury
Tales.

Fol. Richard Pynson, [London, 1490].

a-ii aa-kt* If A-I* K*. 324 leaves, 324 blank.
Verse : i column. 33 lines. Prose : 2 columns. 38-
jp lines. With head-lines.

i a . Prohemye ||| g*Rete thankes laude and honoure
ought to be ye|vyn vnto the clerkes poetes and his-
toriagraphs | that haue writen many noble bokes of
wisdom | of the lyues passions and miracles of holy
seyn|tes of histories of noble and famous actes i faittes.
And | of the cronicles sithen the begynnyng of the
creacioun of | the worlde vnto this present tyme . . .
l b . /. 5 : . . . and inespecial | of the soule of the seid
Geffrey chaucer first autour i ma|ker of this forseid
boke. that after this short and transijtorye lyfe we may
come to the euirlasting lyfe in hevynne | Amen Hi By
Richard Pynson. | 2 a . Prologue |||

han that Aprille with his showres sote
w The droughte of marche hath persed the rote
And bathed euery veyne in suche licoure
Of whiche vertue engendred is the floure
whanne zepharus eke with his sote brethe
Enspired hath in euery holte and hethe
The tendre croppes and the yong sonne
Hathe in the ram half his cours y ronnne | . . .
323*. col. 2, /. 23 : . . . This | blessyd regne may man
purchace by | pouert spyrytuel i the glorye by low|nesse.
the plente of loye by hunger | and thrist. And the reste
by trauayll. | and the lyf by deth and mortyficacio | of
synne. To that lyf he vs | brynge that bought vs wyth
hys pre|cyous blood AMEN .'.' | 323 b [Pynson' s
device i], 324 blank.

*B. M. [2, one wants leaves I, 2, and 323, supplied
in facsimile, and the blank leaf], * Bodleian [2, imp.}.
*/. R. L. * Magdalene College, Cambridge. *Hunterian
Museum, Glasgow [2, one imp.]. Royal Society. Mar-
quis of Bath. *J. Pierpont Morgan [2, imp.].



9

Geoffrey.



The Canterbury



Chaucer,

Tales.

Fol. Wynkyn de Worde, Westmin-
ster, 1498.

ab*cd* e-g 6 rs 8 t*v*( + Ne hym) 6 x*y* z i 9 6 . : A 757
/eaves. 2 columns. 45-46 lines. With head-lines.

i a . The boke of Chaucer named | Caunterbury tales. |
i b blank. 2 a . Prohemium |j [woodcut] \\ G 2 Rete thankes



laude and honour ought | to be geue vnto clerkes /
poetes i historiographs, that haue wryte many noble
bokes | of wysdom / of the lyues / passyons T myracles |
of holy sayntes / of histories of noble i famous | actes
i faytes / and of the cronycles syth the be]gynnyng of
the creacon of the world vnto this | present tyme . . .
2 b . col. i, /. 41 : . . . of your chary te emong your dedes
of mer|cy / remembre the soule of the sayde Gefferey I
Chaucer fyrste auctour i maker of this boke / | [col. 2]
And also that all we that shal see i ^ (sic) rede ther|in /
may so take i vnderstonde the good ^ ver'|tues tales /
that it maye so prouffyte vnto y hel|the of onr (sic)
soules / that after this short i transy|tory lyf we maye
come to euerlastyng lyf in he|uen. AMEN |||||| By
wylliam Caxton | His soule in heuen won | 3 a . Pro-
logus || [woodcut.] ||

W 3 Han y Apryll wyth his shoures sote
y droujt of Marche had percid y rote
And bathed eueri veyn in suche lycour
Of whyche vertue engendryd is the flour
Whanne zepherus also wyth his sote breth
Enspyred hath in euery holte and heth
The tendre croppys / and the yonge sonne
Hath in the ram half his cours y ronne | . . .
156*. col. 2: C! This blysfull regne maye men pur^|
chaas by pouertee espyrytuell / and the | glorye by
lowenesse. the plentee of loye | by hungre and thurste /
and the reste by | traueylle / and the lyf by dethe and
morjtificacon of synne. ||||| Here endyth the Person his
tale HI! [woodcut] \\\\ Here takyth the maker of this
boke his leue. | if;o b . N 2 Oow (sic) pray I to them
all that yejue audience to this lytyll treati^ce or it
rede / . . . col. 2, /. 7 : ... Soo that I | maye be one
of them at the moost terri|ble daye of lugement that
shall be sa/|ued. A M E N Jill Here endyth the
boke of the tales of | Caunterbury Compiled by Geffray |
Chaucer/ of whoos soule Criste haue | mercy. e Em-
prynted at Westmestre by | Wynkin de Word y yere
of our lord .M|.CCCC.lxxxxviii. | 157"* \woodcuf\. I57 b
\Caxtori 's device].

*B. M. [wants leaves 1-4, supplied in facsimile'].
*J. Pierpont Morgan.

%* Printed on English made paper. In the Monk's
tale where the extra leaf is inserted a considerable
portion of the text is omitted.



91

Chaucer, Geoffrey. Mars and Venus.
4. Julian Notary, Westminster, [1500].

A" 8 . 14 leaves. 28 lines.

l a [woodcTtt] | C The loue and complayntes | bytwene
Mars and Venus. ||
G'Lade ye fowles / of this morowe gray

Lo Ven 9 is risen amog you rowes rede
And floures fresshe / honoure ye this May
For wha the sonne vpryst thene wyll ye sprede
But ye louers / taht (sic) lye in ony drede
Fleeth / leste wyckde tunges yon (sic) espye
Loo yonde the sonne / the candell of lalouzye | . . .



I4 b . 1. 17 : Toward te lyf/ where loye is euerlastyng |
AMEN | C Thys inpryntyde in westmoster in kyng. j
strete. For me lulianus Notarii. )

*Britwell Court [formerly Roxburghe, Sykes,
Heber\.

%* By 1503 Julian Notary had left his house at
Westminster in King Street and had settled near
Temple Bar. This book must therefore have been
printed between 1498 and 1502. It contains two wood-
cuts t one being a reverse copy of a cut in Caxtorfs
edition of the Mirror of the World.

92

Chaucer, Geoffrey. Queen Anelida and
the False Arcyte.

4. [William Caxton,Westminster,]

n. d.

rt 10 . 10 leaves. 23 lines.

i a . t hou fiers god of armes / mars the rede

That in the frosty centre called trace
Within thy grysly temple ful of drede
Honourd art as patron of that place
With thy bellona / pallas ful of grace
Be present and my song contynue T gye
At my begynnyng thus to the I crye | . . .

io a . 1. 8 :

Hit falleth for euery gentilman
To saye the best that he can
In mannes absence
And the soth in his presence
Hit cometh by kynde of gentil blode
To cast away al heuynes
And gadre to gidre wordes good
The werk of wisedom berith witnes ||
Et sic est finis .'.' |

io b blank.

* U. L. C.



93

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Temple of Brass,
etc.

4. [William Caxton, Westminster,]

n. d.

Collation not known, [a b c 8 . . .] 23 lines.
Known only from the first 24 leaves.

l a . [T]he lyf so short the craft so loge to lerne
Thassaye so hard so sharp the conqueryng
The dredeful ioye that alway flit so yerne
Al this mene I by loue that my felyng
Astoneth with his wonderful werkyng
So sore ywis that whan I on hym thinke
Note I wel whethir that I flete or synke ||
For al be that I knowe not loue in dede
Ne wote howe he quyteth folk their hyre
Yet happeth me ful ofte in bookes rede
Of his myraclys and his cruel yre



There fynde I wel he wil be lord i sire
I dare not saye his strokis ben so sore
But god saue suche a lord I can nomore | . . .
I7 a . /. 17: Explicit the temple of bras || Here next
foloweth a tretyse/ whiche John | Gkogan (sic) Sente
vnto the lordes and gentil|men of the kynges hows/
exortyng them to | lose no tyme in theyr yougthe / but
to vse | vertues. | 2l b . /. 7 : Thus endeth the traytye
wiche lohn Skogan sent to the lordes and esta|tes of
the kynges hous. | . . . ibid. 1. 23 : The good coun-
ceyl of chawcer | 24*. /. 23 : Thenuoye of chaucer to
skegan | End not known.

*B. M. [14 leaves, mostly mutilated}. *U. L. C.



94

Chaucer, Geoffrey. Troilus and Cressida.
Fol. William Caxton, [Westminster,]

n.d.

a ~g* ^ 10 *~0 8 P*- I2 leaves, I, 119, 120 blank.

39 lines.
I blank. 2 a .

THe (sic) double sorow of Troylus to telle
t Kyng Pryamus sone of Troye

In louyng / how hys auentures felle
From woo to wele / and after out of Ioye
My purpos is / or that I parte froye
Thesipho ne thow help me for to endyte
These woful verses / that wepyn as I wryte | . . .
66 a . /. 9: Here Endeth the thyrde Booke || And
foloweth the Fourth Booke | 66 b blank. 67*. Here
endeth the thyrd book of Troylus || And here begynneth
the prolog of the fourth | book | . . . Il8 a . /. 25 :
Thou one and twoo / and thre eterne a lyue
That regnest ay in thre twoo and one
Incircumscript / -i al mayst circumscryue
Vs from vysyble and Inuysyble foon
Defende i to thy mercy euerychone
So make vs Ihesu for thy mercy dygne
For loue of mayden / i moder thyn benyngne ||||
Here endeth Troylus / as touchyng Creseyde ||| Ex-
plicit per Caxton | n8 b blank. 119, 120 blank.

*B. M. [2, both want leaves i, 119, and 220].
*J. R. L. [imp.]. *St. John's College, Oxford.



95

Christine Pisan. Moral Proverbs.

Fol. William Caxton, Westminster,
20 February, 1478.

A*. 4 leaves. 28 lines.

I a . The morale prouerbes of Cristyne ||
t He grete vertus of oure elders notable

Ofte to remembre is thing profitable
An happy hous is. where dwelleth prudence
For where she is Raison is in presence
A temperat man cold from hast asseured
May not lightly long saison be miseured



Constante couraigis in sapience formed
Wole in noo wise to vicis be conformed
Where nys Justice/ that lande nor that coutre
May not long regne in gode prosperite
Withouten faith may there noo creature
Be vnto god plaisant. as saith scripture | . . .
4 b . /. 19 :

Go thou litil quayer/ and recomaund me

Vnto the good grace / of my special lorde

Therle Ryueris. for I haue en printed the

At his comandement. folowyng eury worde

His copye / as his secretaire can recorde

At westmestre. of feuerer the .xx. daye

And of kyng Edward/ the .xvij. yere vraye |[

Enprinted by Caxton

In feuerer the colde season |

*/. J?. L. Britivell Court. *J. Pierpont Morgan.



96

Christine Pisan. The Book of the Feat
of Arms and Chivalry.

Fol. William Caxton, [Westmin-
ster,] 14 July, 1489.

[* 2 ] A-P? vS 6 . 144 leaves, 144 blank. 31 lines.

l a . H 3 Ere begynneth the table of the rubryshys of
the | boke of the fayt of armes and of Cnyualrye
whiche | sayd boke is departyd in to four partyes/ |
... 3 a . Here begynneth the book of fayttes of armes
x of Chyual^rye / And the first chapytre is the
prologue / in whiche xpry^Jstyne of pyse excuseth hir
self to haue dar enterpryse to speke | of so hye matere
as is conteyned in this sayd book | . . . 143*. /. 7 :
C Thus endeth this boke whiche xpyne of pyse made
x dre|we out of the boke named vegecius de re
militari x out of j tharbre of bataylles wyth many other
thynges sett in to the | same requisite to werre x
batailles whiche boke beyng in frejshe was delyuered
to me willm Caxton by the most crysten | kynge %
redoubted prynce my naturel x souerayn lord kyng |
henry the / vij / kyng of englond i of frauce in his
palais of | westmestre the / xxxiij / day of lanyuere
the / iiij / yere of his re|gne x desired x wylled me to
translate this said boke x reduce | it in to our english
x natural tonge / x to put it in enprynte | . . . I43 b .
l.i\ ... Whiche translacyon was finysshed the / viij /
day of luyll the sayd yere x enpryn|ted the / xiiij / day
of luyll next folowyng x ful fynyshyd /...[/. 22] ...
In | whyche hye enterprises I byseche almyghty god
that he may | remayne alleway vyctoryous / And dayly
encreace fro ver|tu to vertue x fro better to better to
his laude x honour in this | present lyf / that after
thys short x transitorye lyf/ he may ate|teyne to
euerlastpng (sic) lyf in heuen/ Whiche god gaunte
(sic) to | hym and to alle his lyege peple AMEN / ||
Per Caxton | 144 blank.

*B. M. [ 3, one wants the blank leaf, one wants leaf I,
supplied in facsimile, and the blank leaf]. * Bodleian.
*U.L.C. *J.R.L.,etc.



97

Chronicles. Chronicles of England.

Fol. William Caxton, Westminster,
10 June, 1480.

(ii-iiii) 8 a-x*y*. 182 leaves, I, 9 blank. 40 lines.

I blank. 2*. I 5 N the yere of thyncarnacion of our
lord Ihu crist M. | CCCC.lxxx. And in the xx. yere
of the Regne of | kyng Edward the fourthe / Atte
requeste of dyuerce | gentilmen I haue endeuourd me
to enprinte the cro#|nicles of Englond as in this booke
shall by the sufc|fraunce of god folowe /...[/. 12]
First in the prologue is conteyned how Albyne with
hir sustre 8 1 entrid in to this He / and named it Albyon |
The beginnyng of the book conteyneth how Brute was
engedrid | of them of Troye x how he slew his fadre
x moder Ca. j j . . . io a . How the lande of Englonde
was fyrst namd Albyon And | by what encheson it was
so namd | N (sic) the noble lande of Sirrie ther was
a noble kyng and myhty x | a man of grete renome
that me (sic) called Dioclisian that well and | worthely
hym goiined and ruled thurgh hys noble chinalrie
(at). \ So that he conquered all the lande 3 about hym
so that almost al | the kynges of the world to hym
were entedant . . . 182*. /. 16 : whom I pray god
saue x kepe x sende hym the accomplisshement of |
the remenaunt of his rightfull enheritaunce beyonde
the see / x that he | may regne in them to the playsir
of almyghty god helthe of his sou|le honour x wurship
in this present lyfe / x well x prouffyt of alle | his
subgettis / x that ther may be a verray finall pees in
all cristen rejames that the infidelis x mysscreauntes
may be withstaden x destroyed x our faith enhannced
which in thise dayes is sore mynusshed by | the
puissaunce of the turkes x hethen men / And that after
this pre^sent x short lyfe we may come to the euer-
lastuig (sic) lyfe in the blisse of | heuen Amen |||| Thus
endeth this present booke of the cronicles of englond /
enpn|ted by me william Caxton In thabbey of west-
mynstre by london j Fynysshid and accomplisshid the
x. day of luyn the yere of thin^|carnacion of our lord
god M. CCCC. Ixxx. And in the xx. yere of | the regne
of kyng Edward the fourth | i82 b blank.

*B. M. [wants 12 leaves and has other leaves
mutilated]. * Bodleian [2]. *U .L. C. [wants leaf 9],
St. John's College, Oxford. *Hunterian Museum,
Glasgow. Lambeth Palace, etc.



9 8

Chronicles. Chronicles of England.

Fol. William Caxton, Westminster,
8 October, 1482.

(ii-iiii) 8 a-x* y*. 182 leaves, I, 9 blank. 40 lines.

I blank. 2 a . i 4 N the yere of thyncarnacyon of our
lord IhQ crist M | CCCC / Ixxx/ And in the xx yere of
the Regne of | kyng Edward the fourth / Atte reqnest
(sic) of dyuerse gen|tylmen I haue endeuoyryd me to

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enprynte the Cro^|nycles of Englond / as in this book
shal by the suffraunce of god | folowe ...[/. 12]
Fyrst in the prologue is conteyned / how albyne with
hir sus^tres entryd in to this yle/ and named it
Albyon | The begynnyng of the book conteyneth how
Brute was engenjdryd of them of Troye/ And how
he slewe his fadre x moder/ ca. j | . . . io a . How
the land of Englond was fyrst named Albyon / And | by
what encheson it was so named | N (sic) the noble land
of Sirrie/ ther was a noble kyng x myghty x | a man
of grete renome/ that me (sic) callid Dioclisian/ that
well x worjthely hym gouerned x ruled thurgh his noble
chyualrye / so that | he coquerd all the londes about
hym / so that almost al the kynges | of the world to
him were entendant/ . . . i82 a . /. 16 : whome I pray
god saue x kepe/ x send hym the accomplisshement |
of the remanaut of his rightful enheritauce beyode the
see/ x that he may regne in them to the playsir of
almyghty god / helthe of his | soule / honour x worship
in this present lyf / x weel / x prouffit of | al his sub-
gettis/ x that ther may be a veray final pees in al
criste | reames / that the Infideles x myscreautes may
be withstaden x destroyed/ x our feyth enhauced/
whiche in these dayes is sore mynu|ysshed by the
puyssauce of the turkes x hethen men / And that af]ter
this present x short lyf we may come to the euer-
lastyng lyfe | in the blysse of henen (sic) I Amen/ |||
Thus endeth this present book of the Cronycles of
Englond/ I Enprynted by me William Caxton In
thabbey of westmestre by | london / Fynysshed / and
accomplysshyd the / viij / day of Octobre / I The yere
of the Incarnacyon of our lord God / M / CCCC / Ixxxij |
And in the xxij yere of the regne of kyng Edward the
fourth | l82 b blank.

*B. M. [2, one wants leaves i-g, ij8, and 181, one
very imp.). * Bodleian [wants 75 leaves). *U. L. C.
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Chronicles. Chronicles of England.
Fol. [William de Machlinia, London,

1486.]

a u A-Z % aa-dd* ee*. 238 leaves. 33 lines.
i a . F 3 yrst in the prologue is conceyued how Albyne
wi|th hir susters entrid in to this He and named | yt
Albyon | CL The begynnyng of the book conteyned how
brute was | engendred of them of troye x how he slew
his fadre and mo|der Ca.j | . . . li a . How the lande
of Englonde was fyrst namd Al]bion And bi what en-
cheson it was so namd. [I s ] N the noble lande of Surre
ther was a nobble kyng ad myhty x a man of grete
renome | that me called Dioclisian that well ad
wor^|thely hym gouned and Ruled thurgh hys noble
chinalrie (sic) \ So that he conquered all the landes
about hym so that | almost al the kynges of the world to
hym were entedat | . . . 238 a . /. 24 : ... whoj | I pray
God saue x kepe x sede him the acoplissemet of the |
remenaut of his right full eheritauce beyonde the see
x that j he may regne in them to the plisir of almyghty



god helthe | of his soule honour i wurship in this
preset lyfe x well i \ poufit of alle his subgets i that their



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