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Toward the end of windy February
John Lydgate, King Henry VI’s Triumphal Entry into London (1432) — seventy-six stanzas rhyme royal and 8-line Envoy
Note: A prose paraphrase occurs in London, British Library Cotton Vitellius A.XVI and London, College of Arms, Arundel 19; cf. 396, 6042; Ringler Jr. (1992) TM 1773; Ringler Jr. (1988) TP 2056.5.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: Henry VI, entry into London, 1432; envoys; historical poems; pageants, accounts of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Cleopatra C.IV, ff. 38-48
First Lines:
Toward the end of wyndy ffebruarie
Whan phebus whas in the ffyssh coroune…
Last Lines:
…Considre this that in most lowly wise
My will were good for to do you seruise
Attributed Title: Pur le Roy (f. 38)
Editions:
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, ed. A Selection from the Minor Poems of Don John Lydgate. Percy Society 2. London: T. Richard, 1840: 2-22.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius B.II, f. 89
Editions:
Schleich, Gustav. “Ein mittelenglische Rondel.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 96 (1896): 191-4: 191-4 (roundel only).
Kingsford, Charles Lethbridge. Chronicles of London. Oxford: Clarendon, 1905: 97-116.
Cohen, Helen Louise. Lyric Forms from France. Folcroft, PA: Folcroft Library Editions, 1922; repr. 1971: 69 (roundel only).
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 630-48.
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “King Henry’s Triumphal Entry into London: Lydgate’s Poem and Carpenter’s Letter.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 126 (1911): 75-102: 75-97 (roundel only).
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 565, f. 114v
Editions:
Nicolas, Nicholas Harris, and Edward Tyrrell, eds. A Chronicle of London, from 1079 to 1483. London: Longman, 1827: 235-50.
4.Source: London, Corporation of London Records Office [formerly Guildhall] 3313, ff. 132v-142
First Lines:
Toward the ende of wyndy ffebruary
Whan Phebus was in the ffyssh eronne…
Last Lines:
…Considre this that in lowly wyse
My wille were good forto do you seruyse
Editions:
Thomas, Arthur Hermann, and Isobel Dorothy Thornley, eds. The Great Chronicle of London…Attributed to Robert Fabyan. London: G. W. Jones, 1938: 156-70.
5.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 53, at end of MS
Note: Stanzas 1-23 only.
Attributed Title: The ordenaunces made in the Citee of londone a yenst the comyng of the kyng from his coronacion oute of ffraunce (rubric, f. 132v)
6.Source: Rome, English College AVCAU MS 1405, f. 67
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “A Middle English Diatribe Against Phillip of Burgundy.” Neophilologus 39 (1955): 139-56: 132-3.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, f. ?
Note: In Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, Septima Pars, Henrici Sexti.
Editions:
Ellis, George, ed. Specimens of the Early English Poets. London: Edwards, 1790; 3 vols, 1801; 5th ed., London: Washburne, 1845; rev. ed., 1 vol., 1863: 603 (roundel only).