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Mary Mother well Thee be / Mother and Maiden think on me
‘An Orisoun to þe fyue Ioyes of vre lady’ — eight 6-line stanzas
Title(s): ‘An Orisoun to þe fyue Ioyes of vre lady’
Subjects: Virgin Mary, joys of; prayers, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], f. 122vb1
First Lines:
MArie Modur wel þe bee
Modur and Mayden þenk on me…
Last Lines:
…And let me neuer for no synne
ffor go þat Ioye þat þou art Inne
Amen par Charite Aue
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): 133-4.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 144-5.
2.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library 114, f. IIv
First Lines:
Mary þat hath no p[ ]
Here to day my prey[ ]
Thow y vnworthy be
To þe y dare i calle…
Last Lines:
…[ ] we þe s[ ]
[ ] þi swete [ ]
Note: Lines 1-24 only; damaged by damp. This occurs on the rear fly leaf.
Editions:
Borland, Katherine R. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Western Medieval Manuscripts in Edinburgh University Library Edinburgh: University Press, 1916: 335.
3.Source: Longleat, Marquess of Bath MS 30, ff. 23v-24
First Lines:
MAry moder mayden meke
ffor þat ioy I the beseke…
Last Lines:
…In to lyȝt & iolyte þou bringe vs alle with the
To reste with outen ende Amen
Aue maria gracia plena dominus tecum
Note: Incomplete: missing stanzas 1, 2 and 8 but here treated as if complete (no missing folios or spaces for missing stanzas); rubric Latin heading ‘Aue maria gracia plena dominus tecum’ follows each stanza.
4.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 142 [olim Bement], ff. 19v-20
First Lines:
MAry moder mayden meke
ffor þat ioy I the beseke…
Last Lines:
…In to light and iolyte þou brynge us all with þe
To reste with owten ende
Note: Incomplete: missing stanzas 1, 2 and 8 but here treated as if complete (no missing folios or spaces for missing stanzas); rubric Latin headings for each stanza.
Editions:
Schulz, Herbert. C., Norma B. Cuthbert, and Naydée Noya. Ten Centuries of Manuscripts in the Huntington Library. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1962: 459-60.
5.Source: Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, Belgium IV.231 [Horae Sarum], ff. 103v-105
First Lines:
MAry moder well the be
Maide and moder thenk on me…
Last Lines:
…Amen amen so mote hyt be
Swete lady pur charite
Mary moder and maide clene
Schylde me to day fro sorow & tene
Note: 25 couplets.
Attributed Title: Oracio Ad sanctam mariam (f. 103v)