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DIMEV 6066
IMEV 3808
NIMEV 3808
Trouble hearts to set in quiet
John Lydgate, ‘On the English title of Henry VI to the Crown of France’, translated from the French of Laurence Calot — 329 lines in couplets
Note: Formerly 3808 when incorrectly alphabetized after ‘true’; for translation from Calot, see Floran (1909), 411.
Author(s): John Lydgate; Laurence Calot
Title(s): ‘On the English title of Henry VI to the Crown of France’
Subjects: translations; Henry VI; France, crown of; historical poems
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 7333, ff. 31rb-32vb
First Lines:
TRouble hertis to sette in quyete
And make folkys their language for to lette
Last Lines:
God him graunt oonly of his grace
Of mercy þere for to haue a place
Attributed Title: Here begynneth A remembraunce of a peee dengre / How that the kyng of Englond Henry the sext / is truly borne heir vnto the Corone of ffraunce / by lynyall Successioun als wele on his ffader / side Henry the fifthe whom god assoil as by / Kateryne quene of Englond his modir whom god assoile made by lydygate John the monke / of Bury at Parys by þe instaunce of my lord / of Warrewyk (f. 31rb, rubric); Here endith þe genologie of kyng henry þe Sext… (f. 32vb, rubric)
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, ed. Political Poems and Songs relating to English History, composed during the period From the Accession of Edward III to that of Richard III. 2 vols. Rolls Series 14 (1859, 1861); repr. Kraus, 1965: 2.131-40.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 613-22.