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O blessed Lord of heaven celestial
A political carol honoring Prince Arthur — three 10-line stanzas (ababccccdd) with 4-line burden: ‘From stormy wyndis & grevous wethir / Good lord preserue the estrige fether’
Author(s): Edmund Turges
Subjects: carols, political; political poems; Arthur, prince of Wales
Versification: — ten-line — ababccccdd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 5465 [the Fairfax manuscript], ff. 104v-108
First Lines:
O blessed lord of heuyn celestiall
Which formyd hast of þi most speciall grace…
Last Lines:
…His savegard to be
Wherefore now syng we
Note: Signature of Edmund Turges, f. 104v.
Editions:
Smith, John Stafford. A Collection of English Songs, composed about the year 1500. London: Bland, 1779: 11.
Rimbault, Edward Francis. A Little Book of Songs and Ballads. London: J. R. Smith, 1851: no. 21.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 159.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 295-6; 1977, 265-6.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 380-1.
Stevens, John, ed. Early Tudor Songs and Carols. Musica Britannica 36. London: Stainer and Bell, 1975: 135.