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Hail be Thou Son of the Father above
Meditations on the Life and Passion of Christ, based on John of Hoveden’s Meditacio — 2252 lines in couplets
Author(s): John of Hoveden
Title(s): Meditacio
Subjects: Christ, life of; Christ, Passion of
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 11307, ff. 7-87v
First Lines:
Heyl be þu sone of þe fader aboue
Þat man bycome for mannes loue…
Last Lines:
…Sone and ioye and gret lykyng
Godes sone wiþouten gynnyng
Note: Facing transcription of each folio by a Nineteenth-Century writer, Joseph Haslewood (see f. 5).
Attributed Title: On the Birth, Death and Resurrection of Our Saviour (title page, f. 1, nineteenth-century hand)
Editions:
D’Evelyn, Charlotte. “Meditations on the Life and Passion of Christ, from British Museum MS. Additional 11307.” EETS o.s. 158 (1921); repr. 1987.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 355-6.