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Mary Mother and Maiden Ever well thee be
‘A preiere to vre ladi’ — fifty-two lines in mixed quatrtains, aabb, and 6-line stanzas, aabbcc; written in half-lines
Note: An expansion into long lines of 3433.
Title(s): ‘A preiere to vre ladi’
Subjects: Virgin Mary, prayers to; prayers, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — four-line, six-line — aabb, aabbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 114vb4-114vc
First Lines:
Marie Modur and Mayden
Euere wel þe be
Modur and Mayden mylde
Marie þenk on me…
Last Lines:
…And beo myn help studefast
To gete me þat blisse
Þat euermore schal lasten
Wiþ outen eny misse. AME.N.
Note: Each line of verse written as two manuscript lines.
Attributed Title: A preiere to vre ladi (f. 114vb)
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Horstmann, Carl, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 1. EETS o.s. 98 (1892; repr. 1973): 22-4.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 141-2.
Förster, Max. “Kleinere mittelenglische texte.” Anglia 42 (1918): 145-224; 43 (1919): 191: 175-6.
Holmstedt, Gustaf, ed. Speculum Christiani. EETS o.s. 182 (1933); repr. 1988: 343-4.