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Take the seventeenth in order set
Devynale per Pycard’, supposedly giving the name of ‘my dere lady’ — eight lines
Note: Cf. 1230.
Title(s): Devynale per Pycard
Subjects: riddles; acrostics; lovers, addresses to beloved



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 16165, f. 251v
First Lines:
Take þe seventeþ in ordere sette
Lynael of þe Abc…
Last Lines:
…His þat is wher so shee be
Myn owen souerayne lady dere
Note: In penultimate line, ‘h’ of ‘shee’ added above line by Shirley.
Attributed Author: per Pycarde (f. 251v)
Attributed Title: Devynayle per Pycarde (f. 251v)
Editions:
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. “Lydgate’s New Year’s Valentine.” Anglia 32 (1909): 190-6: 192.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 2.424.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 161.
Seaton, Ethel. Sir Richard Roos, c. 1410-1482: Lancastrian Poet. London: R. Hart-Davis, 1961: 221.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Isabel: A Riddling Mistress.” English Language Notes 1 (1963-64): 1-4: 1.