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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’
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): A Mumming at Eltham
Subjects: occasional verse; pageant verse; envoys
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.20 (600)
, pp. 38-40
Bachus which is god of þe glade vyne
Iuno and Ceres acorded
alle þeos three
Thorughe þeyre power which þat is
Sende nowe þeyre gifftes vn to your magestee…
…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)
Die Englischen Maskenspiele.
Vienna, Leipzig: W. Braumüller, 1902: 306-8.
MacCracken, Henry Noble,
John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems.
o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 672-4.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 29729
, ff. 135v
Bachus which is god of the glade vyne
Iuno and Ceres accorded all
…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