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Lady for their bliss
On the Five Joys of the Virgin Mary — seven 8-line stanzas
Title(s): On the Five Joys of the Virgin Mary
Subjects: Virgin Mary, joys of
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Jesus College 29, Part II, ff. 181-181v
First Lines:
Leuedy for þare blisse
þat þu heddest at þe triune
Þo þu wistest myd i wisse
þat ihesu wolde beo þi sune…
Last Lines:
…O vre sunnes make vs clene
& yef vs þat eche lyht
And to heouene vs alle i mene
louerd þu bryng for wel þu miht
Attributed Title: Her bigynneþ þe Vif Blyssen of vre leuedi Seynte Marie (f. 181)
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 87-8.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 151-3.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 65-7.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 144-6; 260.