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Hail blessed Mary
Fragment of a hymn to the Virgin Mary, (?on the Five Joys), in twelve 8-line stanzas; in the school of Lydgate
Note: The first two stanzas are nearly completely lost, and of the other lines only the ends remain. Nearly all the stanzas begin with the phrase ‘Heyll blessid Marie’.
Subjects: hymns, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, hymns to
Versification: — eight-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, St John’s College 56, ff. 84v-85v
Transcription:
…meke and mylde
[ ]abriell the tolde
[ ]ne and be with chylde
[ ] þat ys oure lord ryght bold
[ ]e borne
[ ]nygnyte
[ ] beforne
[ ] duplycite
[ ]plycite
[ ] vsage…
Editions:
Hanna, Ralph, ed. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Western Manuscripts of St John’s College Oxford. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002: 75.