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Hail blessed Flower of virginity
Ave Maria — one stanza and burden
Subjects: hymns, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, hymns to
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 26 (SC 3340), f. 26
Transcription:
Hayl blessid flour of virginite
þat was & is & euer shal be
Aue
Aue maria gratia dei plena
Editions:
Stainer, Sir John, John Stainer, C. Stainer, and Edward Williams Byron Nicholson. Early Bodleian music; sacred & secular songs, together with other MS. compositions in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, ranging from about A.D. 1185 to about A.D. 1505. London, 1901; repr. Farnborough, Hants, England: Gregg, 1967: 2.152-3.
Padelford, Frederick Morgan. “English songs in manuscript Selden B.26.” Anglia 36 (1912): 79-115: 110.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Middle English Carol Corpus: Some Additions.” Modern Language Notes 74 (1959): 198-208: 200.
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 25.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. Early English Christmas Carols. New York and London: Columbia UP, 1961: 48.