The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5187
IMEV 3301
NIMEV 3301
That worthy David which that slew Goliath
John Lydgate, a Mumming for the Goldsmiths of London — fourteen stanzas rhyme royal
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: pageant verses; London, goldsmiths of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.20 (600), pp. 177-178
First Lines:
Þat worþy dauid which þat sloughe Golye
Þe first kyng þat sprang oute of Jesse
Of god echeson þe bookes specefye
By Samuel sette in his royal see…
Last Lines:
…Sette þees and rest welfare and vnytee
Duryng youre tyme thoroughe oute þis cytee
Note: With Latin and English marginal glosses.
Attributed Title: And nowe filoweþe a letre made in wyse of balade by ledegate daun Johan of a mommynge whiche þe Golde smythes of þe Cite of London mommed in Right fresshe and costelewelych desguysing to þeyre Mayre Eestfeld vpon Candelmasse day at nyght affter souper brought and presented vn to þe Mayre by an heraude cleped ffortune (p. 175); A desgysing to þe Mayre By þe Goldsmythes (RT)
Brotanek, Rudolph. Die Englischen Maskenspiele. Vienna, Leipzig: W. Braumüller, 1902: 323-5.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 1.698-701.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 29729, ff. 134-135v
First Lines:
That worthy david whiche that sloughe golie
the fyrst kyng that sprang oute of Jesse…
Last Lines:
…sett pees and reste welfare and vnytie
durynge yowre tyme thoroughe this sytie
Note: Ends ‘finis’ (f. 135v) by scribe.
Attributed Author: Iohn lydgat (f. 134)
Attributed Title: her folowythe a lettar made by Iohn lydgat for a mommynge whiche þe goldsmythes of london shewyd before Eestfyld þe mayr on candylmas day at nyght this letar was presentyd by an harold callyd fortune (f. 134, by scribe, John Stow).