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He that intendeth in his heart to seek
John Lydgate, A praise of St. Anne — two stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): A praise of St. Anne
Subjects: Anne, saint
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.21 (601), f. 169v
First Lines:
he that intendeth in hys hert to seke
To loue the doughtyr of any woman fre…
Last Lines:
…Thys blyssyd maydyn and her modyr fre
delyueryng hys sowle from all aduersite Amen
Attributed Author: Lydgate (added after rubric by later hand, possibly Stow’s)
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, f. 76v1
First Lines:
HE that intendith in his hert to seke
To love the doughter of any womman fre…
Last Lines:
…This blessid mayden and hir moder fre
Delyueryng his soule from all aduersite
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 130.