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Most christian Princess by influence of grace
Pageant Verses for Queen Margaret’s Entry into London (1445) probably by Lydgate — 170 lines in rhyme royal and 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc), seven items in all
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: pageant verses; occasional verse; Margaret, queen of England
Versification: — seven-line, eight-line — ababbcc, ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 542, ff. 101-102
First Lines:
Moost cristen princesse by influence of grace
doughter of Iherusalem owr plesaunce…
Last Lines:
…with fruition of the Trinitie
by contemplation of his glorie
Note: Seven stanzas only (lines 1-39, 155-70), each with an English and Latin heading to explain where the stanza would be read, e.g., ‘At leden hall madam grace Chaunceler de diem’ (f. 101v); ends ‘deo gracias Amen’ on next line after last line (f. 102); written in the hand of John Stow.
Attributed Title: The speches in the pagiants at þe comynge of qwene margaret wyfe to henry the syxt of that name kynge of england the 28 of maye in the yere of owr lorde 1445 þe 23 of hys reigne (f. 101)
Editions:
Withington, Robert. “Queen Margaret’s Entry into London, 1445.” Modern Philology 13 (1915-16): 53-7: 55-7.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 3869, ff. 2-4v
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. “Lydgate’s Verses on Queen Margaret’s Entry into London.” Modern Language Review 7 (1912): 225-34: 226-31.