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Hail Mary and well Thou be
A hymn on the Angelic Salutation — ten lines in John Grimestone’s sermon notebook
Subjects: Virgin Mary, salutation to; hymns, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — ten-line — ababcbcbdd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.7.21, f. 23v
First Lines:
Heil Marie an wel þe be
of loue gunne þu lere…
Last Lines:
…Suete maiden marie
Þy rewe nou on me
Note: Lines 1-10; MS damaged.
Attributed Title: De Beata Virgine (f. 23v)
Editions:
Wilson, Edward. A Descriptive Index of the English Lyrics in John of Grimestone’s Preaching Book. Medium Ævum Monographs n.s. 2. Oxford, 1973: 7.