The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Mighty Flora goddess of fresh flowers
The Mumming at Bishopswood, by Lydgate — sixteen stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): The Mumming at Bishopswood
Subjects: occasional verse; pageant verses; envoys
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 59 (SC 6943)
, ff. 62v
MIghty fflourra goddes of fresshe floures
Whiche cloþed hast
þe soyle in lousty grene
Made buddes springe with hir swote
By influence of þe sonnes so sheene…
…In al þat may youre hyenesse qweeme and pleese
parte or doone youre hertes eese
Note: On f. 63v, against stanza 13: ‘Lenvoye to alle
Attributed Title: Nowe here nexst folowyng ys made a balade by Lydegate sente by a poursyant
to þe Shirreves of London acompanyed with þeire breþerne vpon
Mayes daye at Busshopes wod at an honurable dyner eche of hem bringginge his
dysshe (f. 62)
Nicolas, Nicholas Harris, and Edward Tyrrell, eds.
A Chronicle of London, from 1079 to 1483.
London: Longman, 1827: 257-60.
MacCracken, Henry Noble,
John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems.
o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 668-71.
John Lydgate: Poems.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1966: 7.