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Hail luminary and benign lantern
John Lydgate, ‘Ave regina celorum’ — six 8-line stanzas (ababbcbc) with this refrain
Author(s): John Lydgate
Title(s): Ave regina celorum
Subjects: Virgin Mary, hymns to; hymns, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.21 (601), ff. 162-162v
First Lines:
hayle luminary & benigne lanterne
Of Ierusalem the holy ordres nyne…
Last Lines:
…Where more ioy ys then tung may telle
Aue regina celorum
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 291-2.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 115-16; 240.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.21 (601), f. 233
First Lines:
hayle lumynary and benigne lanterne
Of Ierusalem the holy ordres nyne…
Last Lines:
…Where more ioy ys then tung may tell
Aue regina celorum
Attributed Author: Lydgate (f. 233)
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, ff. 34v-35
First Lines:
HAile luminary and benyng lanterne
Of Ierusalem the holy orders nyne…
Last Lines:
…To blisse above that we al may come
Where more Ioy is than tunge may telle
Ave regina celorum