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Mary for Thine joys five / Teach me the way to right live
A popular prayer tag — a single couplet
Subjects: Virgin Mary, joys of; prayers, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 8 F.VI, f. 21ra
Note: In the Latin text of the Beatrice Legend.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild. A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse. 2 vols. London: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society: 1916-20: 1.362.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “Popular Prayers in Middle English Verse.” Modern Philology 36 (1939): 337-50: 348.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 137; 255.
2.Source: Lincoln, Lincoln Cathedral Library 91 [Robert Thornton MS], f. 177v
First Lines:
Lady ffor thy Ioyes fyve
Wysse me the waye of Rightwys lyffe
Note: Rubric to a prose prayer.
Attributed Title: A Prayere Off The ffyve Ioyes of owre lady [ ] Inglys and of the ffyve Sorowes (f. 177v)
Facsimiles:
Brewer, Derek Stanley, and A. E. B. Owen. “Introduction.” The Thornton Manuscript (Lincoln Cathedral MS. 91). London: Scolar Press, 1975.
Editions:
Woolley, Reginald Maxwell. Catalogue of the Manuscripts of Lincoln Cathedral Chapter Library. London: Milford, 1927: 54.
Horstmann, Carl, ed. Yorkshire Writers. 2 vols. London, Sonnenschein; New York: Macmillan, 1895-96: 1.377.



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Broghton, Oxfordshire, Broughton Church, wall paintings of Life of Virgin on chancel wall.