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Hail Mary to Thee I say
John Audelay, An orison to the Virgin Mary — 177 lines, chiefly in 10-line stanzas, each line beginning ‘Hayle’ or ‘0 Ihesu’
Author(s): John Audelay
Subjects: Virgin Mary, prayers to; prayers, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — ten-line — ababbcbcdd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), ff. 22vb-23va
First Lines:
Hayle mare to þe I say
Hayle ful of grace god is with þe…
Last Lines:
…Wel ys hym þat wil & may
Say þis prayere eueryday
Attributed Title: Hic incipiut salutaciones beate Marie virginis. Hic transire caue nisi primo dicit aue. Sint semper sine ve qui michi dicit aue (f. 22v)
Editions:
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 149-55.