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DIMEV 1546
God and Our Lady that best may
Prayer for God and the Virgin Mary to save and protect merchants — one couplet
Subjects: merchants; prayers, for protection



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 130 [olim Phillipps 3126], f. 120v
Transcription:
God and houre lady that best may
sawe al marchauntes be nyght and be day
and be ther sped amen quod Williame Smert
Note: ‘Memorandum’ in left margin beside first line; William Smart was Freeman of the Grocer’s Company of London in 1495, and Warden in 1509 — see Dutschke (1989) 1.174.
Editions:
Hanna, Ralph, ed. “The Index of Middle English Verse and Huntington Library Collections: A Checklist of Addenda.” Publications of the Bibliographical Society of America 74 (1980): 235-58: 242.
Dutschke, C. W. Guide to Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Huntington Library. 2 vols. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1989: 1.174.