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I pray Thee lady the Mother of Christ
A prayer to the Virgin Mary and all saints — one stanza rhyme royal
Subjects: Virgin Mary, prayers to; prayers, to Virgin Mary; prayers, to saints
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson B.408 (SC 11755), f. 6
First Lines:
I pray þe lady þe moder of crist
Praieth ȝoure sone me for to spare…
Last Lines:
…Graunt me of ȝoure merites a participacion
And praieth oure lorde for me saluacyon
Attributed Title: Precor sanctam mariam omnes sanctos et cetera (f. 6)
Editions:
Clark, Andrew, ed. The English Register of Godstow Nunnery… c. 1450. 3 vols. EETS o. s. 129 (1905; repr. 1971); 130 (1906; repr. with 142, 1971); 142 (1911; repr. 1971): 11.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 72.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 73.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 118; 241.