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Blessed Denis of Athens chief son
John Lydgate, ‘Prayers to Ten Saints’ — twelve 8-line stanzas, with two varying refrains, ‘haue…memorye’ and ‘marter and virgyne’
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘Prayers to Ten Saints’
Subjects: prayers, to saints; Denis, saint; Christopher, saint; Blasius, saint; Egidius, saint; George, saint; Giles, saint; Catherine of Alexandria, saint; Martha, saint; Margaret, saint; Christine, saint; Barbara, saint
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 683 (SC 798), ff. 24v-27
First Lines:
Blissed denys of athenys cheef sonne
sterre of grece charboncle of that contre…
Last Lines:
…for thy sake on vs to haue pyte
as thou art verray marter and virgyne
Attributed Title: These holy seyntys folwyng ar preuyleged of our lord ihesu that what man or woman praieth to them rightfully shal haue his bone (f. 24v)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 120-4.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Jesus College Q.G.8 (56), ff. 74-75
First Lines:
[B]lissid denys of Athenis chief sonne
Sterre of grece Charbucle of þat contre…
Last Lines:
…ffor thy sake on vs haue pitee
As þu art verray martir and virgyne
Attributed Title: Incipit de decim mertiribus (bottom f. 73v)
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Sidney Sussex College 37, ff. 142-143v
First Lines:
O Blessed denys of athenes chefe sone
Sterre of grece charbuncle of that contre…
Last Lines:
…ffor the wiche remembrith in your specialle preyere
On alle tho þat haue þou deuoutely in memory
Note: Seven stanzas only.
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 2255, ff. 70-71v
First Lines:
BLissyd denys of Atheyns cheef sonne
Sterre of grece charboncle of þat contre…
Last Lines:
…ffor thy sake on vs to haue pite
As thu art verray martir and virgyne