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O glorious God our governor gladden all this guesting
The Tale of the Lady Prioress and her Three Suitors — mixed stanzaic forms, some monorhyming (aaaa), some 8-line stanzas (aaabcccb), some 9-line stanzas (aaaabcccb)
Subjects: fabliaux; tales, comic
Versification: — nine-line, eight-line, four-line — aaaabcccb, aaabcccb, aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 78, ff. 74-77v
First Lines:
O gloryus God oure goeuernor glad in alle this gesttyng
And gyfe them ioye that wyll here whatt I shall saye or syng…
Last Lines:
…thus the lady ded fre she kepyth her vyrgenyte
And indewed the place wyth ffee and salvyd them of ther soore
Attributed Author: Lydgate (f. 74, added by later hand)
Editions:
Jamieson, Robert. Popular Ballads and Songs…. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Cadell and Davies; London: J. Murray, 1806: 1.249.
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, ed. A Selection from the Minor Poems of Don John Lydgate. Percy Society 2. London: T. Richard, 1840: 107-17.
Prinz, Johannes. A tale of a prioress and her three wooers; Text mit Einleitung, Gleichzeitig ein Beitrag zur Literaturgeschichte der Wanderstoffe. Berlin: E. Felber, 1911: 168.
Furrow, Melissa M., ed. Ten Fifteenth-Century Comic Poems. Garland Medieval Texts 13. New York and London: Garland, 1985: 15-28.