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DIMEV 1741
NIMEV 1070.11
Hail Mistress of rhetoricians
Verses in praise of the Virgin Mary, Saint Katherine, and others — five quatrains (abab)
Subjects: Virgin Mary, praise of; Virgin Mary, prayers to; Katherine of Alexandria, saint; translations
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge MA, Harvard University, Houghton Library, Richardson 44, ff. 63v-64
First Lines:
Heyl maystresse of Rethorions
Heyl spouse of crist Ihesu
Heyl mene for Synful felons
Heyl riche in merites and valu…
Last Lines:
…Heyl Kateryne chaste and charitable
Heyl mayden mylde and meke
Heyl after oon moost acceptable
To god and good men eke
Note: Translates Latin verse on f. 63; with heading, ‘the same prayere in ewnglysshe’ (f. 63v).