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Bachus which is god of the glad vine
John Lydgate, A Mumming at Eltham — twelve stanzas rhyme royal including Envoy and alternating refrains: ‘Pees with your leges plente and gladness’ and ‘Ay by encresse Ioye gladness of harte’
Note: Ringler Jr. (1992), TM 235.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): A Mumming at Eltham
Subjects: occasional verse; pageant verse; envoys
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.20 (600), pp. 38-40
First Lines:
Bachus which is god of þe glade vyne
Iuno and Ceres acorded alle þeos three
Thorughe þeyre power which þat is devyne
Sende nowe þeyre gifftes vn to your magestee…
Last Lines:
…To you pryncesse al so yif yee aduerte
Ay be encresse Ioye gladdnesse of herte
Attributed Title: Loo here begynneþe a balade made by daun John Lidegate at Eltham in Cristmasse for a momyng to fore þe Kyng and þe Qwene (p. 37); þe maner of a moumynge To fore þe Kynge at Elthame (RT)
Editions:
Brotanek, Rudolph. Die Englischen Maskenspiele. Vienna, Leipzig: W. Braumüller, 1902: 306-8.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 672-4.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 29729, ff. 135v-136v
First Lines:
Bachus which is god of the glade vyne
Iuno and Ceres accorded all thes thre…
Last Lines:
…to you pryncesse also yff ye aduerte
Ay by encresse Ioye gladnesse of harte
Note: Ends ‘fynis’ (f. 136v).
Attributed Author: Iohn Lidgate (f. 135v)
Attributed Title: Loo here begenneth a balade made by dan Iohn Lidgate at elltham in cristmasse ffor a momyng to fore the kynge and the Qwene (f. 135v, by scribe)