The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
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
Subjects: Worthies, Nine; pageant verses; occasional verse; Coventry, pageant at; Margaret, queen of England
seven-line, four-line —
1.Source: Coventry, Coventry Archives Leet Book, BA/E/F/37/1
, ff. 168v
Princes most excellent born of blode riall
Choson quene of this
region conforte to all hus…
…Calle on me boldly þerof I pray you
And trist to me
feythefully I woll do þat may pay yow
A Dissertation on the Pageants…performed at Coventry.
Coventry: Merridew, 1825: 145-51.
Bad Key: Harris1908: 287-92.
Two Coventry Corpus Christi Plays.
e.s. 87 (1902; 2nd ed. 1957); repr. 1967: 110-14.
Loomis, Roger Sherman.
“Verses on the Nine Worthies.”
15 (1917-18): 211-19: 217-18 (extracts).