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Hail be thou Mary maiden bright / Thou teach me the ways right
A Song of the Five Joys of the Virgin Mary, found in one MS of the Cursor Mundi (lines 25619-83) — 58 lines in stanzas of varying length
Title(s): Cursor Mundi
Subjects: Virgin Mary, joys of
Versification: — five-line, two-line, three-line, six-line — aaabb, aa, ababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Göttingen, Göttingen University Library Theol.107, f. 169ra
First Lines:
hAile be þu mari maiden bright
þu teche me þe wais right…
Last Lines:
…And haue merci
On all þat trous þat godd was born
Of þe fair leuedi
Note: Last stanza corrupt
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Cursor Mundi. EETS o.s. 57 (1874); repr. 1961; 59 (1875); repr. 1966; 62 (1876); repr. 1966; 66 (1877); repr. 1966; 68 (1878); repr. 1966; 101 (1893); repr. 1962: 1468-9.
Horstmann, Carl. “Die Legenden von Celestin und Susanna.” Anglia 1 (1878): 55-101, 390-1: 391.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 44-6.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 191-2.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 140-2; 256-7.