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Joy blessed Lady with pure virginal flower
Gaude flore virginali — eight stanzas rhyme royal, each preceded by a Latin line, the first seven of which being with the word gaude
Title(s): Gaude flore virginali
Subjects: Virgin Mary, songs in honour of
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 372, ff. 55-55v
First Lines:
Ioy blissid lady with pure virgynal floure
And honoure special transcendyng vp on hee…
Last Lines:
…and with þi pitevous eeris here vs whan we call
And suffir vs neuer to þe fend to mak oure foulys thrall
Note: Unique witness; Marian lyric, eight rhyme royal stanzas, each stanza with a Latin heading, beginning, ‘Gaude flore virginali’ (f. 55); ends ‘Amen’ (f. 55v).
Attributed Title: Gaude flore virginali (f. 55)
Editions:
Hammerle, Karl. “Die mittelenglische Hymnodie” Anglia 55 (1931): 412-30: 429-30.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 63-5.