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DIMEV 943
IMEV 578.5
NIMEV 578.5
By these two trees which here grow upright
Pageant verses recited by a Tree of Jesse at the return of Henry VI to London, A.D. 1432 — two stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Adapted from 6060.
Subjects: occasional verse; Henry VI, return to London, 1432; chronicles, verse in; pageant verses
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, ff. 360-360v
First Lines:
By thise ii Trees which here growe vpryght
from Seint Edward abd also seint Lowys
The Rote I take palpaple to eche Sight
Couered by lyne from kynges of great pryce…
Last Lines:
…Two Riche Coronys Most souerayn & pleasaunce
To bryng In peas Atwene England & ffraunce



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, f. 192
First Lines:
By these ii trees whiche here growe vpryght
From seynt Edwarde and also seynt Lowys…
Last Lines:
…Two ryche crownes most soueraygne and pleasaunce
To brynge in peas atwene Englande and Fraunce
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: 606.
Gattinger, E. Die lyrik Lydgates. Wiener Beiträge zur englischen Philologie 4. Wien: Braumüller, 1896: 28-9.