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That worthy David which that slew Goliath
John Lydgate, a Mumming for the Goldsmiths of London — fourteen stanzas
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: pageant verses; London, goldsmiths of
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.20 (600)
, pp. 177-178
Þat worþy dauid which þat sloughe Golye
kyng þat sprang oute of Jesse
Of god echeson þe bookes
By Samuel sette in his royal see…
…Sette þees and rest welfare and vnytee
Duryng youre tyme
thoroughe oute þis cytee
Note: With Latin and English marginal glosses.
Attributed Title: And nowe filoweþe a letre made in wyse of balade by ledegate daun
Johan of a mommynge whiche þe Golde smythes of þe Cite of London
mommed in Right fresshe and costelewelych desguysing to þeyre Mayre
Eestfeld vpon Candelmasse day at nyght affter souper brought and presented vn to
þe Mayre by an heraude cleped ffortune (p. 175); A desgysing to þe
Mayre By þe Goldsmythes (RT)
Die Englischen Maskenspiele.
Vienna, Leipzig: W. Braumüller, 1902: 323-5.
MacCracken, Henry Noble,
John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems.
o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 1.698-701.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 29729
, ff. 134-135v
That worthy david whiche that sloughe golie
the fyrst kyng that
sprang oute of Jesse…
…sett pees and reste welfare and vnytie
durynge yowre tyme
thoroughe this sytie
Note: Ends ‘finis’ (f. 135v) by scribe.
Attributed Author: Iohn lydgat (f. 134)
Attributed Title: her folowythe a lettar made by Iohn lydgat for a mommynge whiche þe
goldsmythes of london shewyd before Eestfyld þe mayr on candylmas day at
nyght this letar was presentyd by an harold callyd fortune (f. 134, by scribe,