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Hail blessed Lady which has born / God Son
Hymn to the Virgin — one irregular quatrain
Title(s): ‘Qwen the angel sayd Aue’
Subjects: carols, Annunciation; Virgin Mary, hymns to
Versification: — four-line — abcb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 26 (SC 3340), f. 23
Transcription:
Hayl blyssyd lade qwych hays
born god son in e[t]ernite
& þe laydy he tuk hys plays
Qwen the angel sayd aue
Note: Added to lower margin of page (beneath 5335); no musical notation.
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 168; 1977, 149.