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Lady sweet and mild / for love of thine child
A miracle of the Virgin Mary, how Our Lady’s Psalter was found — in 6-line stanzas
Note: Cf. 6603 for other version; also formerly 465.3.
Subjects: Virgin Mary, miracles of; monks; Ave Maria ; miracles
Versification: — six-line — aabaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Laud Lat. 95 (SC 1485), ff. ii-iiv
First Lines:
…Be her of wel scille
Prey mid gode wille…
Last Lines:
…He mote vs alle bringge
to heuene swyþe sone
Note: Fragment of 60 lines; begins imperfectly at line 169.
Editions:
Napier, Arthur Sampson. “Odds and Ends.” Modern Language Notes 4 (1889): 137-40: 137, 275-6.
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 86 (SC 1687), ff. 130rb-132rb
First Lines:
Leuedi swete and milde
For loue of þine childe…
Last Lines:
…Boþe loude and stille
þese aue maries
Attributed Title: Coment le sauter noustre dame fu primes cuntroue (f. 130)
Facsimiles:
Tschann, Judith A., and Malcolm B. Parkes. “Introduction.” Facsimile of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 86 EETS s.s. 16 (1996).
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl. Altenglische Legenden: Neue Folge. Heilbronn: Henninger, 1881: 220-4.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 2. EETS o.s. 117 (1901; repr. 1973): 777-85.
3.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 19.2.1 [Auchinleck MS], ff. 259rb-260vb
First Lines:
Leuedi swete & milde
ffor loue of þine childe…
Last Lines:
…He mot ous alle bring
To blis swiþe sone
Note: 245 lines in this MS.
Attributed Title: Hou our leuedi saute was ferst founde (f. 259rb)
Facsimiles:
Pearsall, Derek, and I. C. Cunningham, eds. The Auchinleck Manuscript. National Library of Scotland Advocates’ MS. 19.2.1. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Laing, David, ed. A Penni Worth of Witte, Florice and Blauncheflour…. Abbotsford Club 29. Edinburgh, 1857: 97-106.