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So noble medicine ne so sovereign
(?)John Lydgate, ‘How the plage was sesyd in rome’ — one
8-line stanza and five stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘How the plage was sesyd in rome’
Subjects: Rome; pestilence
eight-line, seven-line —
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 29729
, ff. 4v
So noble medesyne ne so sovereyne
so speciall stronge gayn ffever
…worshipynge this martir he Instillith his grace
sovereyne diaprodest in all pestilence case
Note: Fol. 5v blank.
Attributed Author: ‘Iohn lidgat’ (f. 4v); ‘Explicit / Iohn
lidgate’ (f. 5) both by scribe (John Stow)
Attributed Title: ‘How the plage was sesyd in rome / Iohn lidgat’ (f.
4v, by scribe, John Stow)
MacCracken, Henry Noble,
John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems.
e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 159-61.