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Hail Mary I am sorry
A prayer of penitence to the Virgin Mary — five 10-line stanzas
Subjects: Virgin Mary, prayers to; prayers, to Virgin Mary; penitence
Versification: — ten-line — aaaaaaabab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 2 (SC 1603), f. 6v
First Lines:
Hayl mari
hit am sori
haf pite of me
and merci
mi leuedi to þe
i cri for mi sinnis dred ham hi…
Last Lines:
…we sal haf ned þare
a pan mari to calle & c
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. “Religious Poems from MS. Digby 2.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 97 (1896): 309-12: 311.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 2. EETS o.s. 117 (1901; repr. 1973): 755-6.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 91-2.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 124-5.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 129-30; 249.