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Maiden mother mild / oeiz cel oreysoun
An orison to the Virgin Mary — six monorhyming stanzas with medial rhyme, in English and French
Note: Compare 3323.
Subjects: prayers, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, prayers to
Versification: — eight-line, four-line — abababab, aaaa
Macaronic: French



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, f. 83r1
First Lines:
Mayden moder milde oieȝ cel oreysoun
from shome þou me shilde e de ly malfeloun
Last Lines:
…he was ycrouned kynge pur nostre redempcioun
Whose wol me synge auera graunt pardoun
Facsimiles:
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Introduction.” Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253. EETS o.s. 255 (1965).
Editions:
Wright, Thomas. Specimens of Lyric Poetry composed in England in the Reign of Edward the First. Percy Society 4. London: Richard, 1842: 97-8.
Böddeker, Karl. Altenglische Dichtungen des MS. Harl. 2253. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878: 220-2.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 100-1.
Wülker, Richard Paul, ed. Altenglisches Lesebuch. 2 vols. in one. Halle: Lippert, 1874, 1880: 1.49-50.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 155-6.
Brook, George Leslie. The Harley Lyrics. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1948; rev. ed. 1956; 3rd ed. 1964: 66-8.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 49-50.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 180.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 135-6; 254.
Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 5, no. 69.
2.Source: New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library, Takamiya Deposit 67 [olim Ingilby (Sotheby’s, 21 October 1920, lot 30); olim Bradfer-Lawrence 11], f.