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Honour and beauty virtue and gentleness
John Lydgate, ‘A Ballade to his Sovereign Mistress’, or ‘Balade coulourd and reuersid’ — three 8-line stanzas and 4-line Envoy
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘A Ballade to his Sovereign Mistress’; ‘Balade coulourd and reuersid’
Subjects: ballads; envoys
Versification: — eight-line, four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Arundel 26, f. 32v
First Lines:
Honnour and beaute vertue and gentilnesse
Noblesse and bounte of grete valure…
Last Lines:
…Witnesse thowe I doo in this scripture
Pite savyng ye want no thyng certeyne
Attributed Title: Balade colourd and Reuersid (f. 32v)
Editions:
Kirke, Henry. The Reliquary 9 (1868-69): 77-8.
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “An English Friend of Charles d’Orleáns.” PMLA 26 (1911): 142-180: 179-80.
Cohen, Helen Louise. The Ballade. New York: Columbia UP, 1915: 286-7.