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Most prudent prince of proved prevision
Address of Welcome to Henry VII at York (1486) at Ouse Bridge — in rhyme royal stanzas
Subjects: York; Henry VII; occasional verse; historical verse
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: York, City Archives, York House Book 6, ff. 16v-17
First Lines:
Most prudent prince of pruved prevision
Their premordiall princes of this principalitie…
Last Lines:
…Ye be avisid most worthi by graciouse affluence
Submitting to your sufferaunt my septour of sapience
Note: Three stanzas; ‘Salomon’ at top of f. 16v.
Editions:
Raine, James, ed. A Volume of English Miscellanies Illustrating the History and Language of the Northern Counties of England. Surtees Society 85 (1890): 55-6.
Raine, Angelo, ed. York Civic Records. Vol. 1. Yorkshire Archaelogical Society, Records Series. 98 (1939): 157.
Smith, A. H. “A York Pageant, 1486.” London Medieval Studies 1 (1937-39): 382-98: 1.391-2.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius B.XII, ff. 11-11v
First Lines:
Moost prudent prynce of provid prevision
Ther primordiall princes of this principalitie…
Last Lines:
…Of purede witt to your blood of great antiquitie
This your citie Is solacede to haue your soueraigntie
Note: ‘Salamon’ written in the right margin (f. 11). Folio number reflects the most recent foliation.
Editions:
Smith, A. H. “A York Pageant, 1486.” London Medieval Studies 1 (1937-39): 382-98: 1.391-2.