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Maiden in the moor lay
The Maid of the Moor — four rondel-type 7-line stanzas (aabbaac)
Note: Probably ends imperfectly; formerly 3891.
Subjects: roundels; women; flowers; songs
Versification: — seven-line — aabbaac



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson D.913 (SC 13679), f. 1v
First Lines:
Maiden in the mor lay
in the mor lay…
Last Lines:
…wat was hire bour
þe rede rose ante lilie flour
Note: Item I (b); written as prose, ends imperfectly.
Editions:
Macray, William D. Catalogi Codicum Manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae…Pars V, Ricardi Rawlinson Codicum classes [A-D]…complectens. 5 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1862-1900: 6.137.
Heuser, Wilhelm. “Fragmente von Unbekannten Spielmansliedern des 14. Jahrhunderts, aus Ms. Rawl. D.913.” Angli 30 (1907): 173-9: 175.
Sisam, Kenneth. Fourteenth Century Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1921: 167.
Robbins, Rossell Hope, ed. Secular Lyrics of the XIV and XV Centuries. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon, 1955: 12-13.
Auden, Wystan Hugh, and Norman Holmes Pearson, eds. Poets of the English Language. Viking Portable Library vol. 1. New York, 1950: 1.26.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 471.
Hughes, Anselm, ed. The New Oxford History of Music. Volume 3: Ars Nova and the Renaissance. London, New York: Oxford UP, 1960: 3.119.
Speirs, John. Medieval English Poetry: the non-Chaucerian Tradition. London: Faber, 1957: 62.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 102.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 60-1.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 137-8.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 167-8.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 83-4.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 128-9.
Dobson, Eric John, and F. L. Harrison. Medieval English Songs. New York: Cambridge UP, 1979: 188-9.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 154-5; 269-70.
2.Source: Worcester, Worcester Cathedral Library F.126, f. 145rb
First Lines:
…þe mayde bi wode lay…
Last Lines:
…þe cold water of þe well spryng…
Note: Introduced by, ‘videlicet karole’; written as prose
reference to this song in prose sermon, ‘Viderunt reuolutum lapidem’ — only these lines are given.
3.Source: Dublin, Representative Church Body Library, Dublin D11.1.2 [olim Kilkenny, St Canice’s Library; Red Book of Ossory], f. 71ra
Transcription:
Mayde yn the moore [l]ay
Note: First line only; accompanies Latin.
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. “‘The Maid of the Moor’ in the Red Book of Ossory.” Speculum 27 (1952): 504-6: 504.
Stemmler, Theo. Medieval English Love-Lyrics. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1970: 111, 21.