The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 5913
IMEV 3718
NIMEV 3718
Through glad aspects of the god Cupid
John Lydgate, on the Duke of Gloucester’s approaching marriage to Jacqueline of Hainault — twenty-seven stanzas rhyme royal and eight-line Envoy
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: Humphrey, duke of Gloucester; Jacqueline of Hainault; historical verse
Versification: — seven-line, eight-line — ababbcc, ababbcbc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.20 (600), pp. 158-164
First Lines:
Thorugh gladde aspectis of þe god Cupyde
And ful acorde of his moder deere
ffull offt syþes list aforne provyde
By cours eterne of þe sterres cleere…
Last Lines:
…Sith I it made bytwix hope and dreed
Of hoole entent yowe for tyl do plesaunce
Attributed Title: And nowe here begynneþe a comendable balade by Lydegate daun Johan at þe reuerence of my lady of holand and of my lord of Gloucestre to fore þe day of þeyre maryage in þe desyrous tyme of þeyre trewe lovyng (p. 158); Of my lord of Gloucestre and of my Ladye of Holand (RT); And þus eendeþe heere þis balade and filowing begynneþe… (p. 164)
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. “Lydgate and the Duchess of Gloucester.” Anglia 27 (1904): 381-98: 387-93.
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 601-8.
Hammond, Eleanor Prescott. English Verse between Chaucer and Surrey. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1927: 145-50.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, ff. 253v-256v
First Lines:
Thurgh gladde aspectis of the god Cupide
And ful accorde of his moder deere…
Last Lines:
…Sith I it made betwixt hope and drede
Of hole entent yow for til do plesaunce
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 29729, ff. 157v-160
First Lines:
Thorugh glad aspectis ofþe god cupyde
and full fo[..]rde of his mother dere…
Last Lines:
…sith I it made bytwixt hope and dred
of hole entent thou for tyll do plesaunce
Note: Third word of second line is written over, the black ink obscures the original and revised lettering; ends ‘finis’ (f. 160).
Attributed Author: lydegate daune Iohn (f. 157v)
Attributed Title: And now here begenneth acomendable balade by lydegate daune Iohn at þe reuerence of my lady of heland and of my lord of glouscester to fore þe daye of there maryage in þe desyrous tyme of ther true louynges (f. 157v)