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DIMEV 3540
IMEV 2199.5
NIMEV 2199.5
Most Christian prince and friend unto the faith
Pageant verses, spoken by St George, St Ethelbert, and the Virgin Mary, to welcome Henry VII in 1486 at Hereford — three stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: Henry VII; pagent verses; occasional verse; George, saint; Ethelbert, saint; Virgin Mary
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius B.XII, ff. 17v-18
First Lines:
Moost cristen prince And frende vnto the feith
Supporter of truth confounder of wikkednesse…
Last Lines:
…That veraly I promysse you I haue graunt A for
Now goo In & see my Churche I will tary you nomore
Note: ‘S. George’ written in left margin (f. 17v). Folio number reflects the most recent foliation.