SEARCH RECORDS
SEARCH MSS
PRINTED BOOKS
INSCRIPTIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
DIMEV HOME
The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
DIMEV 6042
IMEV 3785.8
NIMEV see 3799A
To you my angels this precept ye assure
Pageant verses at the Conduit at Paul’s Gate for the return of Henry VI to London, A.D. 1432 — two stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Adapted from 6060; cf. also 396, 6168.
Subjects: 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. 360v
First Lines:
To yow my Aungelles this precept ye Assure
This prynce that is soo yong and tendir of Age
That ye attend and Doo yowir besy Cure
To kepe and saue hym from almaner damage…
Last Lines:
…And also multiply And encreace hys lyne
And cause his noblesse througth the world to shyne



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, f. 192
First Lines:
To you my aungellys this precept ye assure
This prynce that it so yonge and tender of age…
Last Lines:
…And also multyply and encrease his lyne
And cause his nobles thorugh the worlde to shyne
Note: In Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, Septima Pars, Henrici Sexti.
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: 607-8.
Gattinger, E. Die lyrik Lydgates. Wiener Beiträge zur englischen Philologie 4. Wien: Braumüller, 1896: 29.
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. Kkk.1ra-Kkk.1rb
First Lines:
To you my aungels this precepte ye assure
This prynce that it so yonge & tender of age…
Last Lines:
…And also multiply & encrease his lyne
And cause his nobles thorugh the worlde shyne
Note: In Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, Septima Pars, Henrici Sexti.