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Princess most excellent born of blood royal
Ceremonial Verses (including the Nine Worthies) at the Coventry Pageant (1456) to welcome Queen Margaret — sixteen stanzas rhyme royal and three quatrains
Subjects: Worthies, Nine; pageant verses; occasional verse; Coventry, pageant at; Margaret, queen of England
Versification: — seven-line, four-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Coventry, Coventry Archives Leet Book, BA/E/F/37/1, ff. 168v-170v
First Lines:
Princes most excellent born of blode riall
Choson quene of this region conforte to all hus…
Last Lines:
…Calle on me boldly þerof I pray you
And trist to me feythefully I woll do þat may pay yow
Editions:
Sharp, Thomas. A Dissertation on the Pageants…performed at Coventry. Coventry: Merridew, 1825: 145-51.
Bad Key: Harris1908: 287-92.
Craig, Hardin, ed. Two Coventry Corpus Christi Plays. EETS e.s. 87 (1902; 2nd ed. 1957); repr. 1967: 110-14.
Loomis, Roger Sherman. “Verses on the Nine Worthies.” Modern Philology 15 (1917-18): 211-19: 217-18 (extracts).