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Royal banners unrolled of the King
Vexilla regis prodeunt’, ascribed to John Lydgate — nine 8-line stanzas
Note: For other versions, see 3719, 5359, 5360.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): Vexilla regis prodeunt
Subjects: hymns, of the Passion; Passion, carols/songs of; translations
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Kk.1.6, ff. 198-199
First Lines:
ROyal Banerys vnrolled of the kyng
Towarde his Batayle in Bosra steyned Reede…
Last Lines:
…To þe holy Gooste grace to haue memorie
On his ffyue woundes & his Passion
Attributed Title: Here…begynneth the ymne vexilla regis prodeunte (f. 197v); Here enduth the ymne vexilla regis prodeunt (f. 199)
Facsimiles:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 25-7.