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All hail Mary and well you be
Salue sancta parens’, a carol — five quatrains (abab) with refrain and burden, ‘Salue sancta parens
Subjects: carols, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, songs in honour of
Versification: — four-line — abab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Glasgow, Glasgow University Library Hunterian 83 (T.3.21), f. 12
First Lines:
All heyle Mary and well þou be
Madyn & moder with outyn offens…
Last Lines:
…Kepe vs well that we note fall
Salue Sancta parens
Note: Fifth stanza added by a later hand.
Editions:
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Two New Carols (Hunterian MS. 83).” Modern Language Notes 58 (1943) 39-42: 41-2.
Stevens, John, ed. Mediaeval Carols. Musica Britannica 4. London: Stainer and Bell, 1952, 2nd ed. 1958: 111.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see also Greene (1935)): 131.