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Hold up our young king Ave benigna
On the Coronation of Henry VI (1429) — 59 lines in couplets
Subjects: Henry VI, coronation; occasional verse; historical verse
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Lansdowne 285, ff. 5v-6v
First Lines:
Holde vp oure yong kyng Aue benigna
And sende vs peas in oure londe. Aue Regina…
Last Lines:
…And god coomforth that mykill hath loost
That was woon with woorship late nevir be loost
Note: A balade made of the same kynge (f. 5v)
2.Source: New York, Pierpont Morgan Library M775, ff. 14-15
First Lines:
HOlde vp oure yonge kynge aue benigna
And sende vs pees in oure londe aue regina…
Last Lines:
…And good comforte that mekil hath loste
That was wonne with worschipe late neuer be loste…
Note: 30 couplets; written for coronation of Henry VI.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Political Poems and Songs relating to English History, composed during the period From the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III. 2 vols. Rolls Series 14 (1859, 1861); repr. Kraus, 1965: 2.146-8.
Arthur, H., viscount Dillon “On a Manuscript Collection of Ordinances of Chivalry.” Archaeologia 57 (1900-01): 29-70: 55-7.