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DIMEV 4770
IMEV 3065
NIMEV 3065
Saint Valentine of custom year by year
John Lydgate, on Saint Valentine’s Day, of similar theme and content with 4769, and having same first stanza — twelve rhyme royal stanzas
Note: Formerly listed under 4769.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: Valentine, saint; Virgin Mary, songs in honour of; envoys
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson poet. 36 (SC 14530), ff. 1-1v
First Lines:
[S]Ent valentyn of custom yere be yere
Men haue in vsans in thys regioun…
Last Lines:
…Where ygnorance causeth such offence
Wyth oute malyce menyng nat but treuthe
Note: At the end: ‘Explicit’.
Editions:
Mahir, Otto, ed. Eine religiöse Gedichte John Lydgates. Oberviechtach: Adolf Mahir, 1910: 39-42.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 304-10 (five stanzas only).