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Not dreamed I in the mount of Parnassus
Burgh’s poem in praise of Lydgate — eight stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): Benedict Burgh
Subjects: Lydgate, John
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 29729, ff. 6-6v
First Lines:
Nat dremyd I in þe mownt of pernase
ne dranke I nevar at pegases welle…
Last Lines:
…of the moneth when this vnadvisid lettar
writ was but with yowr helpe here aftar bettar
Note: Heading f. 6, of which at least one line cropped (bottoms of letters still visible), ending ‘…booke dwelyng at wyndsorre’.
Attributed Author: Explicit per Mag[ist]rum burgh ad Ioannem lidgate (f. 6v)
Attributed Title: Maister Burgh in þe prays of John Lidgate [written out of Maister Hanlay his] booke dwelyng at Wyndsor (f. 6; but see note above)
Editions:
Steele, Robert, ed. Lydgate and Burgh’s Secrees of Old Philisoffres: A version of the ‘Secreta Secretorum’. EETS e.s. 66 (1894); repr. 1973: xxxi-xxxii.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 189-90.
Förster, Max. “über Benedict Burghs Leben und Werke.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 101 (1898): 53-5: 48-50.