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IMEV 1186
NIMEV 1186
Henry sayeth my Son as thy Sovereign hath th’assembly assigned
Welcome to Henry VII at York in 1486: Speech of the Virgin Mary — one 8-line and one 10-line stanzas
Subjects: occasional verse; Virgin Mary; Henry VII
Versification: — eight-line, ten-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius B.XII, f. 11v-12
First Lines:
Henry sith my sone as thy souueraigne hath the sothly assigned
Of his grace to be gouernor of his peoplez proteccon…
Last Lines:
…Contynuelly her in thy Rennyng I the pray in this space
I shall shewe to my sonne to sende thee his grace
Note: ‘Our lady’ written in the left margin (f. 11v). Final lines continue into margin. Folio number reflects the most recent foliation.
Editions:
Smith, A. H. “A York Pageant, 1486.” London Medieval Studies 1 (1937-39): 382-98: 394-5.
2.Source: York, City Archives, York House Book 6, f. 17v-18
First Lines:
Henrie seth my sone as thi sufferayne haith te sembly assynyd
Of his grace to be gouerner for his people Election…
Last Lines:
…Continuall heir in this reynyng
I shall sew to my sone to sendyou his grace
Attributed Title: Oure lady (f. 17v)
Editions:
Raine, James, ed. A Volume of English Miscellanies Illustrating the History and Language of the Northern Counties of England. Surtees Society 85 (1890): 57.
Smith, A. H. “A York Pageant, 1486.” London Medieval Studies 1 (1937-39): 382-98: 394-5.
Raine, Angelo, ed. York Civic Records. Vol. 1. Yorkshire Archaelogical Society, Records Series. 98 (1939): 158-9.