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Listeneth lordings to my tale
A Lament of the Virgin Mary — fourteen 8-line stanzas (ababcdcd)
Subjects: Virgin Mary, lament of; laments
Versification: — eight-line — ababcdcd



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.2.38, ff. 55ra-55vb
First Lines:
Lystenyþ lordynges to my tale
And ye schall here of oon story…
Last Lines:
…Out of þys worlde when we ar broȝt
With hym & hur in heuyn to rest Amen
Facsimiles:
McSparran, Frances, and Pamela R. Robinson. “Introduction.” Cambridge University Library MS Ff.2.38. London: Scolar Press, 1979.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas. The Chester Plays. 2 vols. London: Shakespeare Society, 1843, 1847: 2.204-7.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.5.48, ff. 71-72v
First Lines:
Listyns lordyngus to my tale
And ȝe shall here of an story…
Last Lines:
…Owt of this worde when we are broȝt
With hym and hir in heuyn to rest Explicit
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 18-22.
Downing, Janay Young A., ed. “A Critical Edition of Cambridge University MS Ff.5.48.” 2 vols. Diss. University of Washington, 1969: 196.
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 5396, f. 283