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O thou joyful light eternal ye shine
John Lydgate, ‘Regina celi letare’ — five rhyme royal stanzas, each with an additional line in Latin
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): Regina celi letare
Subjects: Virgin Mary, hymns to; hymns, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.21 (601), ff. 162v-163
First Lines:
o thow ioyfull lyght eternall ye shyne
In glory with laureat coronall
Descendyd from Dauid worthyest on lyue
Modyr to your soueraynes & lord imperyall…
Last Lines:
…Banysshyd ys our sorow and aduersite
Dicamus omnes Alleluya
Attributed Author: Lydgate (added by sixteenth-century hand, f. 162v)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 293-4.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.21 (601), ff. 233v-234
First Lines:
o thow ioyfull lyght eternall ye shyne
In glory with laureat coronall
Descendyd from Dauid Worthiest on lyue
Modyr to youre souereynes and lord imperyall…
Last Lines:
…Banysshyd ys owre sorow and aduersite
Dicamus omnes Alleluya
Attributed Author: Lydgate (added by sixteenth-century hand, f. 233v)
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, ff. 35v-36
First Lines:
O thou Ioieful light eterne ye shyne
In glory with laureat coronall…
Last Lines:
…Of thi blissed modir mayden maria
Banysshed is oure sorw and aduersite
Dicamus omnes alleluyA