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Maiden and mother that bore the heaven king
A prayer to the Virgin Mary and Jesus — five couplets
Subjects: Virgin Mary and Christ, songs/prayers to
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Cleopatra B.VI, f. 205v4
First Lines:
Maidin and moder þat bar þe heuene kinge
Wer us fro ure wyþer wines at ure hending…
Last Lines:
…Ihesu for þi moder inne and for þin hali wndis
þu leise us of þi sinnes þat we are in ne bunde
Note: The MS has been refoliated several times. The folio number here refers to the most recent, written in the bottom right corner of each recto folio. Written as prose.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.22.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 127.