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Every man delighteth highly in his degree
A prayer to the Virgin Mary — five stanzas rhyme royal
Subjects: Virgin Mary, prayers to; prayers, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 939 (SC 27691), ff. 116-117
First Lines:
[E]Uery man delytyth hyli in hus degre
Hym for to stand in hys ladyys grace…
Last Lines:
…I yow besech in euery heuynesse
Me for to helppe & in euery distresse
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 76-7.