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Lady blissful of mickle might
A paraphrase of the hymn ‘O gloriosa domina excelsa’ — twelve lines
Title(s): ‘O gloriosa domina excelsa
Subjects: paraphrases; hymns, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, hymns to
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Merton College Lat. 248, f. 148vb
First Lines:
Lefdy blisful of muchel miȝt
heyere þanne þe sterres liȝt…
Last Lines:
…lyf þorw Marye vs is i wrouȝt
alle ben glade þet crist haþ ibouȝt
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 53-4.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 57.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 116-17; 240.