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Mary Mother Queen of heaven / Think on me and hear my steven
A prayer to the Virgin Mary — seventeen couplets
Subjects: Virgin Mary, prayers to; prayers, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — two-line — aa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 115vb2-115vc
First Lines:
Marie Modur Qwen of heuene
þenk on me and here my steuene…
Last Lines:
…Marie in to blisse wiþ þe to wone
ffor Ihesu loue þi deore sone. AMEN.
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): 33.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 143-4.
2.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 559, f. 22v-24v
First Lines:
Goddes modir quene of heuen
thou thenke on me and her myn steuen…
Last Lines:
…And pray for me to thi swete son
that I may hasteli of synne
delyuerid be fro payne
and sauid in heuen
And also ladi dwell with the
in ioye withouten ende
Amen for charite
Note: Written as prose.