The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
IMEV 529
Blessed Denis of Athens chief son
John Lydgate, ‘Prayers to Ten Saints’ — twelve 8-line stanzas, with two varying refrains, ‘haue…memorye’ and ‘marter and virgyne’
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): ‘Prayers to Ten Saints’
Subjects: prayers, to saints; Denis, saint; Christopher, saint; Blasius, saint; Egidius, saint; George, saint; Giles, saint; Catherine of Alexandria, saint; Martha, saint; Margaret, saint; Christine, saint; Barbara, saint
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud misc. 683 (SC 798), ff. 24v-27
First Lines:
Blissed denys of athenys cheef sonne
sterre of grece charboncle of that contre…
Last Lines:
…for thy sake on vs to haue pyte
as thou art verray marter and virgyne
Attributed Title: These holy seyntys folwyng ar preuyleged of our lord ihesu that what man or woman praieth to them rightfully shal haue his bone (f. 24v)
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 120-4.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Jesus College Q.G.8 (56), ff. 74-75
First Lines:
[B]lissid denys of Athenis chief sonne
Sterre of grece Charbucle of þat contre…
Last Lines:
…ffor thy sake on vs haue pitee
As þu art verray martir and virgyne
Attributed Title: Incipit de decim mertiribus (bottom f. 73v)
3.Source: Cambridge UK, Sidney Sussex College 37, ff. 142-143v
First Lines:
O Blessed denys of athenes chefe sone
Sterre of grece charbuncle of that contre…
Last Lines:
…ffor the wiche remembrith in your specialle preyere
On alle tho þat haue þou deuoutely in memory
Note: Seven stanzas only.
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 2255, ff. 70-71v
First Lines:
BLissyd denys of Atheyns cheef sonne
Sterre of grece charboncle of þat contre…
Last Lines:
…ffor thy sake on vs to haue pite
As thu art verray martir and virgyne