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Lady Saint Mary mother and maid
A hymn to the Virgin Mary — eleven monorhyming quatrains
Subjects: hymns, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, hymns to
Versification: — four-line, monorhyme — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 27909, Part A, f. 2
First Lines:
Leuedi sainte marie moder and meide
Þu ƿisie me nuþe for ich eom eirede…
Last Lines:
…hƿanne ich ihurde of gode seke ne hedd ich hƿat me sede
hƿan ich hier of reken i schal ƿel sore me mei drede
Note: Written as prose.
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: 192-3.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 59-61.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 1-2.