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Hail Mary full of grace / God is with Thee in every place
Ave Maria — two couplets
Title(s): Ave Maria
Subjects: Virgin Mary, hymns to; hymns, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Gg.4.32, f. 15v
Transcription:
Heil marie ful of grace
God is wiþ þe in eurich place
Blesceb be þou ouer alle wymmen
And þe fruit of þin wombe Amen
Note: Heading of 1680.
Editions:
Heuser, Wilhelm. “Ave Maria.” Anglia 27 (1904): 320-30: 326.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 30.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Emmanuel College I.2.6 (27), f. 162ra
Transcription:
Heyl boe þov Marie ful of godes grace
God almiȝti is wiþ þe in eueriche place
Yblessed boe þov Leuedy ouer alle wymmen
And þe bled of þy wombe blessed boe amen
Note: Variant text.
Attributed Title: Aue Maria (as heading, f. 162ra)
Editions:
Person, Henry Axel. Cambridge Middle English Lyrics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1953; rev. ed. 1962: 27.
3.Source: London, British Library Cotton Cleopatra B.VI, f. 205v3
Transcription:
Heil marie ful of grace
þe lauird ƿith þe in heuir ilk place
blisced be þu mang alle wimmem
and blisced be þe blosme of þi wambe
Note: The MS has been refoliated several times. The folio number here refers to the most recent, written in the bottom right corner of each recto folio. Written as prose.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.2.
Ellis, Alexander John, ed. On Early English Pronunciation. 4 vols. EETS e.s. 2 (1867), 7 (1869), 14 (1871), 23 (1874), repr. 1973; issued jointly by the Philological Society, the EETS, and the Chaucer Society [2nd ser. 1, 4-5, 25] London: Trübner; ed. note: with rare exceptions, entries from these volumes are identical; where variants occur, both editions are cited: 7.442.