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Eadi be Thou heaven Queen
A hymn to the Virgin Mary — eight 8-line stanzas
Subjects: Virgin Mary, hymns to; hymns, to Virgin Mary; songs
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 59, f. 113v
First Lines:
Edi beo þu heuene quene
folkes froure & engles blis…
Last Lines:
…leuedi bring us to þine bolde
& sschild us from helle þrake
Note: Includes notation; MS incorrectly identified by Morris as CCCO 54 instead of 59.
Facsimiles:
Bukofzer, Manfred F. “The Earliest Form of English Polyphony.” Music & Letters 16 (1935): 77-84: 79.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Old English Homilies of the Twelfth Century: From the Unique MS. B.14.52 in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge Vol. 2. EETS o.s. 53 (1873); repr. 1973: 255-7.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 93-5.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 116-18.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 64-7.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 42-4.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 23-6.
Dobson, Eric John, and F. L. Harrison. Medieval English Songs. New York: Cambridge UP, 1979: 166.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 51-3; 179-81.