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Go little bill and do me recommend
An Envoy addressed to Our Lady — six stanzas rhyme royal
Note: In one MS only of Lydgate’s Troy Book.
Title(s): An Envoy addressed to Our Lady
Subjects: envoys; Virgin Mary
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 326 (SC 21900), ff. 14-14v
First Lines:
Go lytyll byll & doe me recommende
Vn to my lady with godely countynaunce…
Last Lines:
…sshall be to doe hur obeysaunce
And hur to loue saunce varyaunce
Attributed Title: Ihesus (f. 14)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “Lydgatiana.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 131 (1913): 40-63: 47-8.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 75-6.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 201-2.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 111-12.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 110-11.