John Skelton - NOTES TO NOW SING WE, &C.


1. This piece is mentioned by Skelton as his own composition in the Garland of Laurel, v. 1420)

2. Now sing we as we were wont,
Vexilla regis prodeunt
] Vexilla regis prodeunt"The royal banners fly") Compare Lydgate;

"Wherefore I sing as I was wont,
Vexilla regis prodeunt."
Poem about Various birds singing praises to God,-MS. Harl. 2251. fol. 38.

The hymn Vexilla regis prodeunt, &c. may be seen in Hymni Ecclesiae et Breviario Parisiensi, 1838, p. 71. I ought to add that the present poem is not a translation of it.

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