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Gaude the Flower of Virginity
Gaude Flore Virginali’ — seven 7-line stanzas
Title(s): Gaude Flore Virginali
Subjects: Virgin Mary, hymns to; hymns, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — seven-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson liturg. e.3 (SC 15799), ff. 125-125v
First Lines:
…ar vndir thyne obedience
and do the wurschippyng…
Last Lines:
…but ioye and euer encrese
while almyghti god reyneth in heuen
Note: Missing lines 1-18 due to loss of folio; four 6-line stanzas, aabccb plus two lines.
2.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 306, f. 133
First Lines:
Gaude the flowre of virgynyte
In heuyn thow hast a principalite
Last Lines:
…But euermore endure and encresse
While god regnyth in heuyn Amen
Note: Gaude and refrains rubricated.
Attributed Title: Gaude flore virginali
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Political, Religious and Love Poems, from Lambeth MS. 306 and other sources. EETS o.s. 15 (1866); repr. 1962; rev. ed. 1903: 145-6; rev. ed. 174-5.