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Hail be Thou hend heaven Queen
A hymn to the Virgin Mary, with a word-type acrostic (Aue Maria) — twelve 8-line stanzas
Note: Cf. 1680.
Subjects: Virgin Mary, hymns to; hymns, to Virgin Mary; acrostics
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 155, ff. 248v-250v
First Lines:
Haile be þou hende heven qwene
þat thurgh chastite was chosen with childe…
Last Lines:
…Als present ȝe þis prayere here
Hayle be þu heven quene
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 30-3.