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IMEV 3866.3
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We ladies three all by one consent
Pageant verses by Nature, Grace, and Fourteen Virgins, at the return of Henry VI to London, A.D. 1432, in Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, Septima Pars, Henrici Sexti — three stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Adapted from 6060; cf. also 396, 6042.
Subjects: pageant verses; Henry VI, return to London, 1432; occasional verse
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, f. 358
First Lines:
We ladies three Alle by one Concent
Thre goostly Giftes hevynly and divyne…
Last Lines:
…In vertuous liffe with honour to procede
That thy ii Ceptirs thow may well Possede



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, f. 190
First Lines:
We ladyes thre all by one consent
Thre goostly gyftes heuynly and dyuyne…
Last Lines:
…In vertuous lyfe with honour to procede
That thy ii sceptres thou may well possede
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: 603-4.
Gattinger, E. Die lyrik Lydgates. Wiener Beiträge zur englischen Philologie 4. Wien: Braumüller, 1896: 25-6.
2.Source: STC 10660. Fabyan, Robert , Fabyans cronycle newly prynted, wyth the cronycle, actes, and dedes done in the tyme of the reygne of the moste excellent prynce kynge Henry the vii. father vnto our most drad souerayne lord kynge Henry the .viii. To whom be all honour, reuere[n]ce, and ioyfull contynaunce of his prosperous reygne, to the pleasure of god and weale of this his realme amene, Prentyd at London: by wyllyam Rastell, 1533 [31 Dec.] , f. 185vb
First Lines:
Wee ladies three all by one consent,
Thre goostly gyftes heuynly and dyuyne,…
Last Lines:
…In vertuous lyfe with honour to procede,
That thy two ceptours thou may well possede.
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: 603-4.