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Hail be thou Lady so bright / Gabriel that said so right
A hymn to the Virgin Mary — six 6-line stanzas (aabaab)
Subjects: Virgin Mary, hymns to; hymns, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — six-line — aabaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ii.6.43, ff. 90-90v
First Lines:
hEyle be þu ladye so bryȝt
Gabriel þat seyde so ryȝt…
Last Lines:
…Marye þu vs wysely wysse
Be daye and be nyȝt Amen
Attributed Title: Oracio de sancta maria sequens (f. 89v, bottom)
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 119-20.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 139-40; 256.