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IMEV 1046
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Hail glorious Virgin ground of all our grace
A hymn on the Five Joys, ascribed to an anchoress of Maunsfeld by Shirley (1713-1, Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 59 (SC 6943)) and to Lydgate by Stow (1713-3, London, British Library Addit. 29729) — five 8-line stanzas
Author(s): John Lydgate (attrib.)
Subjects: hymns, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, joys of
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 59 (SC 6943), ff. 68-69v
First Lines:
HEille glorious virgyne grounde of al oure grace
Heyle mayde and moder in virgynitee
Heyle whame þe sone of god cheesse for his place
Sent frome above þane frome þe faders place…
Last Lines:
…Heyle sawe to seeke vs synners sende socour
þees ioyes fyve surmountinge in oure mynde
Attributed Title: Nowe foloweþe here nexst a devoute and holy salutacoun of oure ladye made by an holy Ankaresse of Maunsffeld (f. 68); An holy salutacoun by an Ankasse (RT)
Editions:
Barratt, Alexandra, ed. Women’s Writing in Middle English. London: Longman, 1992: 277-9.
2.Source: London, British Library Cotton Caligula A.II, f. 135
First Lines:
Heyl gloryous virgyne ground of all our grace
Heyl modere of crist in pure virginite…
Last Lines:
…Heyl salue to seke vs synners send socoure
These Ioyes fyve empryntynge in oure mynd
Note: Ends ‘Amen’ at end of last line and ‘Explicit’ in lower margin in scribe’s hand, f. 135.
Attributed Title: Quinque Gaudia (in upper margin, f. 135); Quinque vulnera quinque gaudia (f. 1, sixteenth-century list of contents, encompassing 6132 as well)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “Lydgatiana.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 131 (1913): 40-63: 49-50.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 53-4.
3.Source: London, British Library Addit. 29729, ff. 130v-131
First Lines:
Heyl gloryous virgyne ground of all owr grace
heyl mother of cryst in pure virginite…
Last Lines:
…heyl salve to seke vs synners sende socoure
thes Ioyes fyve empryntynge in your mynde
Note: : Ends, ‘Amen / finis’ (f. 131) by scribe (John Stow).
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble. “Lydgatiana.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 131 (1913): 40-63: 49-50.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 53-4.