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DIMEV 2977
IMEV 1808.5
NIMEV C16
Joy Winifred virgin pure
A ‘himme’ to St Winifred, preceded and followed by prose prayers — seven quatrains (aaab)
Note: Formerly double-listed under mistranscribed 854.5.
Subjects: saints, hymns to; hymns, to saints; Winifred, saint
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Manchester, John Rylands Library Lat. 165, ff. 81-82
First Lines:
Joy winefrede virine [sic] pure
that ouercomminge youthful lures…
Last Lines:
…and to þe ghost most holy
both now ee euer and alwayes
Note: Add in a sixteenth-century hand on end flyleaves.