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Behold and see this glorious figure
John Lydgate, Balade of the Image of Our Lady — five 8-line
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): Balade of the Image of Our Lady
Subjects: Virgin Mary, image of; indulgences
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 29729
, ff. 9v
Beholde and se this gloriows fygure
whiche sent luke of owr lady
…criste blesse them both with his holy honde
and for theyr
labor take them to his grace
Note: First word of penultimate line (‘criste’) written
‘xpiste’; a word mis-written between ‘labor’ and
‘take’ in last line is crossed through.
Attributed Author: Iohn lydgat (ff. 9v, 10)
Attributed Title: A balad made by Iohn lydgat of þe ymage of owr lady (heading, f.
9v), by scribe (John Stow); Explicit A balad of þe Image of
owr lady made by Iohn lidgate (below last line, f. 10), by scribe (John
MacCracken, Henry Noble,
John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems.
e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 290-1.