lenvoy

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lenvoy (plural lenvoys)

  1. (poetry) An envoi.
    • 1946 [1574], Lily B. Campbell, “Introduction”, in John Higgins, Thomas Blenerhasset, The Mirror for Magistrates, page 7:
      The First parte of the Mirour on its first appearance, in 1574, included sixteen tragedies and ended with the tragedy of Nennius, after which a conclusion was made in a lenvoy of five stanzas.
    • 1815, Thomas Park, Heliconia: A Selection of English Poetry (1575-1604), page 134:
      Ladies! Lenvoy to you that have this prize; I reed ye hold your owne, if you be wise.
    • 1898, Wilbraham Fitzjohn Trench, A Mirror for Magistrates: Its Origin and Influence, page 20:
      For at the end of Bk. II. there is a lenvoy, commencing "Rome, remember of thy foundation"; it is one of the best of Lydgate's remarkable lenvoys, rendered pompous and sonorous by the monotony of its rhyme-system, for it has only three rhymes in its 126 lines (133 in Tottel's)!