The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Most christian Princess by influence of grace
Pageant Verses for Queen Margaret’s Entry into London (1445) probably by
Lydgate — 170 lines in rhyme royal and 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc), seven items in
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: pageant verses; occasional verse; Margaret, queen of England
seven-line, eight-line —
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 542
, ff. 101-102
Moost cristen princesse by influence of grace
doughter of Iherusalem
…with fruition of the Trinitie
by contemplation of his
Note: Seven stanzas only (lines 1-39, 155-70), each with an English and Latin
heading to explain where the stanza would be read, e.g., ‘At leden hall
madam grace Chaunceler de diem’ (f. 101v); ends ‘deo
gracias Amen’ on next line after last line (f. 102); written in
the hand of John Stow.
Attributed Title: The speches in the pagiants at þe comynge of qwene margaret wyfe to
henry the syxt of that name kynge of england the 28 of maye in the yere of owr
lorde 1445 þe 23 of hys reigne (f. 101)
“Queen Margaret’s Entry into London, 1445.”
13 (1915-16): 53-7: 55-7.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 3869
, ff. 2-4v
Brown, Carleton Fairchild.
“Lydgate’s Verses on Queen Margaret’s Entry into
Modern Language Review
7 (1912): 225-34: 226-31.