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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
Editions:
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