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Hail and holy ay be Thy name
A hymn to the Virgin Mary on the Angelic Salutation — fifteen 8-line stanzas (abababab)
Note: A type of acrostic, each stanza beginning with a word of ‘Heil Marie’ (1731).
Subjects: acrostics; Virgin Mary, hymns to; hymns, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.4.32, ff. 23vb-24va
First Lines:
Heil & holy ay be þi name
ffulsum leuedi hende and swete…
Last Lines:
…þat we þi blisse ise
moten in heuenlich woniinge Amen
Editions:
Heuser, Wilhelm. “Ave Maria.” Anglia 27 (1904): 320-30: 326-9.