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Hail Gods Son of mights most
A praising of Christ and the Virgin — thirteen 8-line stanzas with alternating refrains: ‘Beatus venter qui te portauit’ and ‘Beata vbera que suxisti
Subjects: Virgin Mary and Christ, song/prayers to
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 1.1.6 [Bannatyne MS], f. 28
First Lines:
Haill goddis sone of mychtis maist
That with þe glorius fader began…
Last Lines:
…Syn deit for ws with visage wan
Beatus venter qui te portauit
Facsimiles:
Fox, Denton, and William A. Ringler. The Bannatyne Manuscript: National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 1.1.6 London: Scolar Press, in Association with The National Library of Scotland, 1980.
Editions:
Murdoch, James Barclay. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 vols. in 11 parts, paged continuously. Hunterian Club 16, 32, 40, 46, 50, 55-56, 64-67 Glasgow: Anderson, 1873-1896: 2.72.
Ritchie, W. Tod, ed. The Bannatyne Manuscript. 4 parts in 4 vols. Scottish Text Society 3rd ser. 5 (1928); n.s. 22 (1928); n.s. 23 (1930); n.s. 26 (1934) Edinburgh and London: Blackwood, 1928-34; ed. by Ritchie et al: 2.71.