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Joy thou Mary with virgin flowers
Gaude flore virginali — 28 lines, mainly in quatrains
Title(s): Gaude flore virginali
Subjects: Virgin Mary, songs in honour of
Versification: — four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral Library Addit. 68 [olim Ingilby], ff. 98v; 100r1
First Lines:
Ioy þou mary with virgyn fflowers
In honour special for þin levyng
Transcendyng angell of hevy towers
In trone by thy soun in hevy syttyng…
Last Lines:
…Ioy þou moder off al clennesse
Certeyn suryd with out lesyng
That þes ioyes boþe more & lesse
To þe shal ben euere lastyng
Attributed Title: Gaude flore virginali (f. 98v, rubric)
Editions:
Woodruff, Charles Eveleigh. A XVth Century Guide Book to the Principal Churches of Rome Compiled c. 1470 by William Brewyn. London: Marshall, 1933: 80-1.