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Mary for the love of thee / Glad and merry shall we be
On the Five Joys — seven quatrains (aaab) and burden: ‘A a a a / Gaude celi domina
Subjects: Virgin Mary, joys of; carols, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734), ff. 45-45v
First Lines:
Mary for þe loue of þe
Glad & mery schal we be…
Last Lines:
…To cum afor hyr sones face
in seculorum secula
Attributed Title: Off the 5 joyes of owr lady (f. 45)
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 164-5; 1977, 146.
Wright, Thomas, ed. Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth Century. Percy Society 23. London: Richards, 1847: 68-9.
Greene, Richard Leighton, ed. A Selection of English Carols. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 111.
2.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 4683
First Lines:
Mary for the loue of the
Blyth & glad may we be…
Last Lines:
…God & man & so he ys for ay
Assendit super sidera
Explicit
Note: In this manuscript 6 quatrains (aaab) plus burden (cb): Ay ay ay ay /Gaude celi domina
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 164-5; 1977, 146.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 242-3.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 15.
3.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College S.54 (259), ff. 2-2v
First Lines:
Mary myld for loue of þe
Glad & blythe nowe may we be…
Last Lines:
…All holy chyrche þu hast in myth
It[er]na potentia
Note: 6 x 4, aaab, including fourth line, Latin, rhyming with burden; plus burden in this MS, ‘A A A A gaudet cely domina’6 stanzas
Editions:
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 164-5; 1977, 145-6.
James, Montague Rhodes, and G. C. Macaulay, eds. “Fifteenth Century Carols and Other Pieces.” Modern Language Review 8 (1913): 68-87: 70.