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So noble medicine ne so sovereign
(?)John Lydgate, ‘How the plage was sesyd in rome’ — one 8-line stanza and five stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘How the plage was sesyd in rome’
Subjects: Rome; pestilence
Versification: — eight-line, seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 29729, ff. 4v-5
First Lines:
So noble medesyne ne so sovereyne
so speciall stronge gayn ffever pestilens…
Last Lines:
…worshipynge this martir he Instillith his grace
moste sovereyne diaprodest in all pestilence case
Note: Fol. 5v blank.
Attributed Author: ‘Iohn lidgat’ (f. 4v); ‘Explicit / Iohn lidgate’ (f. 5) both by scribe (John Stow)
Attributed Title: ‘How the plage was sesyd in rome / Iohn lidgat’ (f. 4v, by scribe, John Stow)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 159-61.