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Hail Maid chief of all / Through whom thee blessed man
Psalterium beate Marie, a translation of St. Thomas Aquinas — forty-nine 8-line stanzas, each preceded by Latin prose equivalent
Note: See 1729.
Author(s): Thomas Aquinas
Title(s): Psalterium beate Marie
Subjects: translations; Virgin Mary, hymns to; hymns, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — eight-line — ababcdcd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 123ra-124rb
First Lines:
Heil Mayde cheef of alle
Þorw whom þe blessed Mon
Of þe born was In a stalle
Vs wrecches so visyte con…
Last Lines:
…Þou hast merci of hem alle
Þat wiþ deuocioun
And wiþ preisyng on þe calle
Þou herest heore Orisoun
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 106-20.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Originals and Analogues of some of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Chaucer Society 2nd ser. 7, 10, 15, 20, 22. London: Trübner, 1872-87: 281-5 (extract only).