The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 6060
IMEV 3799
NIMEV 3799
Toward the end of windy February
John Lydgate, King Henry VI’s Triumphal Entry into London (1432) — seventy-six stanzas rhyme royal and 8-line Envoy
Note: A prose paraphrase occurs in London, British Library Cotton Vitellius A.XVI and London, College of Arms, Arundel 19; cf. 396, 6042; Ringler Jr. (1992) TM 1773; Ringler Jr. (1988) TP 2056.5.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: Henry VI, entry into London, 1432; envoys; historical poems; pageants, accounts of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Cleopatra C.IV, ff. 38-48
First Lines:
Toward the end of wyndy ffebruarie
Whan phebus whas in the ffyssh coroune…
Last Lines:
…Considre this that in most lowly wise
My will were good for to do you seruise
Attributed Title: Pur le Roy (f. 38)
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, ed. A Selection from the Minor Poems of Don John Lydgate. Percy Society 2. London: T. Richard, 1840: 2-22.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Julius B.II, f. 89
Schleich, Gustav. “Ein mittelenglische Rondel.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 96 (1896): 191-4: 191-4 (roundel only).
Kingsford, Charles Lethbridge. Chronicles of London. Oxford: Clarendon, 1905: 97-116.
Cohen, Helen Louise. Lyric Forms from France. Folcroft, PA: Folcroft Library Editions, 1922; repr. 1971: 69 (roundel only).
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. II: Secular Poems. EETS o.s. 192 (1934); repr. 1961: 630-48.
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “King Henry’s Triumphal Entry into London: Lydgate’s Poem and Carpenter’s Letter.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 126 (1911): 75-102: 75-97 (roundel only).
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 565, f. 114v
Nicolas, Nicholas Harris, and Edward Tyrrell, eds. A Chronicle of London, from 1079 to 1483. London: Longman, 1827: 235-50.
4.Source: London, Corporation of London Records Office [formerly Guildhall] 3313, ff. 132v-142
First Lines:
Toward the ende of wyndy ffebruary
Whan Phebus was in the ffyssh eronne…
Last Lines:
…Considre this that in lowly wyse
My wille were good forto do you seruyse
Thomas, Arthur Hermann, and Isobel Dorothy Thornley, eds. The Great Chronicle of London…Attributed to Robert Fabyan. London: G. W. Jones, 1938: 156-70.
5.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 53, at end of MS
Note: Stanzas 1-23 only.
Attributed Title: The ordenaunces made in the Citee of londone a yenst the comyng of the kyng from his coronacion oute of ffraunce (rubric, f. 132v)
6.Source: Rome, English College AVCAU MS 1405, f. 67
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “A Middle English Diatribe Against Phillip of Burgundy.” Neophilologus 39 (1955): 139-56: 132-3.

Print Witnesses:
1.Source: STC 10659. Fabyan, Robert , New Chronicles of Englande and of Fraunce, Pynson, 1533 , vol. II, f. ?
Note: In Fabyan’s Chronicle, Part VII, Septima Pars, Henrici Sexti.
Ellis, George, ed. Specimens of the Early English Poets. London: Edwards, 1790; 3 vols, 1801; 5th ed., London: Washburne, 1845; rev. ed., 1 vol., 1863: 603 (roundel only).