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Hail Holy Spirit and joy be unto Thee
A prayer to the guardian angel — thirteen couplets
Subjects: prayers, to guardian angel
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Magdalene College 13 (F.4.13), ff. 28-28v
First Lines:
Hayle holy spiritt and ioye be vnto the
My keper so swete my angell so free…
Last Lines:
…With the blessyng of his ryght honde he me defende
That raygneth god in trinite in worlde wythoughte ende
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 31042 [London Thornton Manuscript], f. 101v
Editions:
Brunner, Karl. “Handschrift British Museum Additional 31042.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 132 (1914): 316-27: 318.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 204-5.