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O thou Lucina queen and emperess
ohn Lydgate, ‘Balade made by Lydgate at þe Departyng of Thomas Chaucyer on Ambassade into France’ [A.D. 1414] — eleven stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘Balade made by Lydgate at þe Departyng of Thomas Chaucyer on Ambassade into France’
Subjects: occasional verse; Chaucer, Thomas
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 16165, ff. 248-249v
First Lines:
O þow lucyna qwene and empyresse
Of waters alle and of floodes rage…
Last Lines:
…Daye and night with hert debonayre
And prey to god þat he soone may repayre
Attributed Author: By Lidegate (f. 248)
Attributed Title: Balade made by Lydegate at þe departyng of Thomas Chaucyer on Ambassade in to ffrance. By Lidegate (f. 248)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Pieces from Manuscripts, No. VIII.” Notes and Queries 4th ser. 9 (1872): 500-501: 381.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Rev. ed. of G. H. Kingsley, Francis Thynne: Animadversions upon Chaucer’s WorksEETS o.s. 9 (1865), repr. 1965; re-issued Chaucer Society 2nd ser. 13 (1876): App. IV.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. “The Departing of Chaucer.” Modern Philology 1 (1903-04): 331-6: 333-6.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 657-59.
Norton-Smith, John. John Lydgate: Poems. Oxford: Clarendon, 1966: 4-6.
Gray, Douglas. The Oxford Book of Late Medieval Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1985: 60-2.