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Glorious Edmund king of East England
John Lydgate, A prayer to St. Edmund — twelve 8-line stanzas
Author(s): Lydgate
Title(s): A prayer to St. Edmund
Subjects: Edmund, saint, prayer to; prayers, to saints
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 683 (SC 798), ff. 19-21
First Lines:
Glorious Edmund kyng of Estyng lond
callid of marteris charboncle and Ruby…
Last Lines:
…aue rex gentis shal ech day be ther song
callyng to þe for helpe in ther most neede
Attributed Title: HEre begynneth a praier to seynt Edmund (f. 19)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 124-7.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.6, ff. 202-203v
First Lines:
glosious Edmunde Kyng of Estyngelonde
Calde of martyris Charboncle & Rubie…
Last Lines:
…Aue rex gentis schall ech day be ther songe
Callynge to the for helpe in þer mooste neede
Attributed Title: Here…begyneth an holy preyer to Seynt Edmund Kyng Martyr and Mayden (f. 202); Here enduth þis holy preyere of Seynt Edmunde the whych dan John Lydgate made (f. 203v)
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 2255, ff. 152-153
First Lines:
Our helpe our socour our mediatour moost cheef
As thou art kyng and Prince of this Cuntre…
Last Lines:
…And rex gentis shall ech day be ther song
Callyng to the for helpe in ther most nede
Note: Missing stanzas 1-3