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Hail Thee fairest there ever God found
John Audelay, ‘Oracio de sancta Maria virgine’ — ten 12-line stanzas, with ‘Haile’ anaphora
Note: For a very similar piece see 1705.
Author(s): John Audelay
Title(s): Oracio de sancta Maria virgine
Subjects: prayers, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, prayers to
Versification: — twelve-line — ababababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), ff. 23va-24rb
First Lines:
Haile þe fayrst þer euer God fond
Haile maid & moder haile mayd fre…
Last Lines:
…With þese sayntis to haue asete
Her haile blest froyte haile swete floure
Attributed Title: Alia oracio de sancta Maria virgine (f. 23v)
Editions:
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 155-9.