The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 2046
NIMEV see 1229
Holy Saints Edward and Saint Louis
Verse accompanying a soteltie at the coronation of Henry VI (1432) — one 8-line stanza
Note: See also 247; formerly included under 3151.
Subjects: pageant verses; Henry VI, coronation; chronicles, verse in; Edward the Confessor, saint; Louis, saint
Versification: — eight-line — abababcc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Eng. 766, f. 354v
Hooly Seintes Edward and seint Lowice
Concerve this braunche born of your blissid blood
Lyue among Cristen moost soueraign of price
Enheritour of the fflourdelice soo good
This Sixte henry to Reigne and to be Wise
God graunt he may to be of your mood
And that he may Resemble your knyghthod & vertue
Prayeth ye hartely vnto our Ihesu

Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, f. 188
First Lines:
Holy seyntes Edwarde and seynt Lowyce
Concerue this braunche borne of your blessyd blode…
Last Lines:
…And that he may resemble your knyghthode and vertue
Praye ye hertely vnto our Lorde Ihesu
Note: Altered version in Fabyan’s Chronicle; Part VII, Septima Pars, Henrici Sexti/
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: 600.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 623-4.
2.Source: STC 10662. Fabyan, Robert , The chronicle of Fabyan whiche he hym selfe nameth the concordaunce of historyes, nowe newely printed, [and] in many places corrected, as to the dylygent reader it may apere. 1542. Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum solum, [London]: Printed by Iohn Reynes, dwellynge at the sygne of saynte George in Pauls churcheyarde, [1542] , sig. Iii.4rb
Holy saintes Edwarde and saint Lowice
Conserue this branche borne of your bl[e]ssed blode
Liue emong christe moste soueraigne of price
Enheritour of the flowerdelice so good
This sixt Henry to reigne and bee wyse
God graunte he maye to bee your mode
And that he maye resemble your knighthode & vertue
Praye ye hertely vnto our lorde Iesu