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Most prepotent prince of power imperial
Address of Welcome to Henry VII at York (1486) at the Common Hall — three stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: York; Henry VII; occasional verse; historical verse
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: York, City Archives, York House Book 6, f. 17v
First Lines:
Most prepotent prince of power Imperiall
Redowtid in ich region of Cristes affiance…
Last Lines:
…Which causid moost this Citie to be resolate
Now reviving in comforth to attaine your asstate
Note: ‘David’ at top of f. 17v.
Editions:
Raine, James, ed. A Volume of English Miscellanies Illustrating the History and Language of the Northern Counties of England. Surtees Society 85 (1890): 56-7.
Raine, Angelo, ed. York Civic Records. Vol. 1. Yorkshire Archaelogical Society, Records Series. 98 (1939): 158.
Smith, A. H. “A York Pageant, 1486.” London Medieval Studies 1 (1937-39): 382-98: 1.393-4.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 117-18.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius B.XII, ff. 12-12v
First Lines:
Moost prepotent prince of power Imperiall
Redoubtede in Iche Region of Cristez affiance…
Last Lines:
…Whiche causede moost this citie to bee desolate
Now Reviuyng in comforte to Atteigne your Astate
Note: ‘Dauid’ written in the right margin (f. 12). Folio number reflects the most recent foliation.
Editions:
Smith, A. H. “A York Pageant, 1486.” London Medieval Studies 1 (1937-39): 382-98: 1.393-4.