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O thou chosen of God protector of France
John Lydgate, ‘A devowte invocacioun to Sainte Denys’ — nine 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc, same three rhymes throughout)
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘A devowte invocacioun to Sainte Denys’
Subjects: prayers, to saints; Denis, saint
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 59 (SC 6943), ff. 65-66
First Lines:
O þow chosen of god protectour of ffraunce
þow richchest rubye of þeire felicitee
Welle of al þeire welfare floure of felicitance
Sovereine of þeire prosparite…
Last Lines:
…To fore þe heghe devyne magestee
And preye þe lord taccepte oure preyer
Attributed Title: And nowe foloweþe here a dovowte Invocacoun made by Lydegate to sainte Denys at þe request of Charlles þe Frenshe Kynge to let it bee translated oute of Frenshe in to Englisshe (f. 65)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 127-9.