The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5015
IMEV 3206.8
NIMEV see 3799/A
Sovereign Lord welcome to your city
John Lydgate, a roundel (14 lines) sung by Fourteen Virgins, inserted in the pageant verses for the entry of Henry VI into London, in Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, Septima Pars, Henrici Sexti — two stanzas rhyme royal
Note: For words of welcome from the Fourteen virgins that precede this, see 1617; see also 6060.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: roundels; pageant verses; occasional verse; Henry VI, return to London, 1432; chronicles, verse in
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, f. 358v
First Lines:
Souerayn lord Welcoom to yowir Citie
Welcom our gladnesse welcom our suffisaunce
Welcom welcom right welcom mut ye be…
Last Lines:
…Welcom welcom welcom our hertes Ioye
Welcom yow be vnto your owne newe Troye

Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, f. 191
First Lines:
Soveraygne lorde welcome to your cytie
Welcome our ioye and our hertes pleasaunce…
Last Lines:
…Welcome welcome welcome our hertes ioye
Welcome you be vnto your owne newe Troye
Ellis, Sir Henry, ed. The New Chronicles of England and France in Two Parts. repr. of Robert Fabyan, New Chronicles, Pynson 1516 (STC 10659). London: Rivington, 1811: 604.
Gattinger, E. Die lyrik Lydgates. Wiener Beiträge zur englischen Philologie 4. Wien: Braumüller, 1896: 4.26.
2.Source: STC 10662. Fabyan, Robert , The chronicle of Fabyan whiche he hym selfe nameth the concordaunce of historyes, nowe newely printed, [and] in many places corrected, as to the dylygent reader it may apere. 1542. Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum solum, [London]: Printed by Iohn Reynes, dwellynge at the sygne of saynte George in Pauls churcheyarde, [1542] , sig. Iii.6rb
First Lines:
Soveraigne lorde welcome to your citee
Welcome our ioye and hartes pleasaunce…
Last Lines:
…Welcome welcome welcome our hartes ioye
Welcome you be vnto your owne new Troie