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Hail prince royal most amiable in sight
Ceremonial verses at Coventry Pageant (1498) to welcome Prince Arthur — seven stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: occasional verse; pageant verses; Arthur, prince of Wales
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Coventry, Coventry Archives Leet Book, BA/E/F/37/1, f. 281v
First Lines:
Hayle prynce roiall most amyable in sight
Whom the Court eternall thurgh prudent governaunce…
Last Lines:
…That shuld your noble persone in eny wyse distrayn
Which welcome is to this your chamber & to me right fayn
Editions:
Sharp, Thomas. A Dissertation on the Pageants…performed at Coventry. Coventry: Merridew, 1825: 154-7.
Craig, Hardin, ed. Two Coventry Corpus Christi Plays. EETS e.s. 87 (1902; 2nd ed. 1957); repr. 1967: 116-18.
Harris, Mary Dormer, ed. The Coventry Leet Book. 4 vols. in 2 EETS o.s. 134-5, 138, 146 (1907-13); repr. 1971: 589-91.