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Mary Gods mother dear
To Our Lady — one 6-line stanza (aabccb)
Subjects: Virgin Mary, prayers to; prayers, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Addit. 39574, ff. 57v2-58
Transcription:
MArye goddis modir dere
Socoure & helpe us while we ben here
Gouerne wisse and rede
As þou art modir mayden and wijf
Clense us fro synne and graunte good lijf
And helpe us in oure nede
Attributed Title: To oure lady (rubric, f. 57v)
Editions:
Day, Mabel, ed. The Wheatley Manuscript: Middle English Verse and Prose in British Museum MS. Additional 39574. EETS o.s. 155 (1921; repr. 1971): 73.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XIV Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1924. 2nd ed., rev.: G. V. Smithers, Oxford, 1952: 72.