The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5697
IMEV 3606
NIMEV 3606
This high feast for to magnify
John Lydgate, ‘Procession of Corpus Christi’ — twenty-eight eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Note: In all three MSS, ends at line 224 with note, ‘Shirley could find no more of this text’.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘Procession of Corpus Christi’
Subjects: Corpus Christi, feast of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.20 (600), pp. 349-356
First Lines:
Þis hye feste for to magnefye nowe
ffeste of festes mooste hevenly and devyne
In goostly gladnesse to governe vs and guye
By which al grace dooþe vppon vs shyne…
Last Lines:
…Of which god graunt eternal suffysaunce
where aungels sing everlasting Osanna
Attributed Author: by daun John Lydegate (p. 348)
Attributed Title: And nowe here foloweþe an ordenaunce of a processyoune of þe feste of corpus cristi made in london by daun John Lygegate (p. 348, bottom); Procession of Corpus Cristi (RT); Processioun of Corpus Cristi feste by ledegate (RT)
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 35-43.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, ff. 224v-227v
First Lines:
THis high feste for to magnifye
Now fest of festis most hevenly and devyne…
Last Lines:
…Of whiche god graunt eternal sufficaunce
Where aungels syng euerlastyng Osanna
Attributed Author: Processioun of corpus cristi / by lydgate (f. 224v, margin)
Attributed Title: Processioun of corpus cristi / by lydgate (f. 224v, margin)
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, ed. A Selection from the Minor Poems of Don John Lydgate. Percy Society 2. London: T. Richard, 1840: 95-103.
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 29729, ff. 166-168v
First Lines:
this hye feste now for to magnefye
feste of festes moste heuenly and deuyne…
Last Lines:
…of which god graunte eternall suffysaunce
wher angelles singe euerlastyng osaunce
Note: At end, to right of last line, scribe writes, ‘Sherleye could fynd no more of thys copye’ (f. 168v).
Attributed Author: dane Iohn lydgate (f. 166)
Attributed Title: And now here foloweth an ordenaunce of a presesyon of þe feste of corpus cristie made in london by dane Iohn lydgate (f. 166)