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DIMEV 3439
IMEV 2124.5
NIMEV C16
Mary thou were greet with lovely cheer
To the Virgin — four monorhyming quatrains
Subjects: prayers, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, prayers to
Versification: — four-line — aaaa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Vercelli, Biblioteca Capitolare MS CCXXV, ff. 183v-184v
First Lines:
Mari thow were greted with louely chere
thoro gabriel gretyng wyth chylde yow were…
Last Lines:
…Upon thi synful seruant laydy take hede
That I may hawe schryfte and houzelle and heuen to me mede Amen
Note: Written as prose.
Editions:
Rudolf, Winfried, ed. “Middle English Texts in a Vercelli Manuscript.” The Library Seventh Series 12 (2011): 411-22: 418.



Print Witnesses:
1.Source: Rolle, Richard, Speculum Spiritualium. Additur insuper et opusculum Ricardi Hampole de emendacione vitae, Paris: Wolfgang Hopyl, for William Bretton in London, 1510 , f. 206v
First Lines:
Mary thou were greet with loueli chere
þoruȝ gabriel gretyng with child thou were
With owt any wenie ihesu thou bere
Mary for þi ioyes v my praȝere thou heere…
Last Lines:
…vpon þi synfull seruaunt lady tak hede
the et may haue schryfte housell et heuen to my meede
Note: Written as prose; CUL Syn.5.51.5 (http://search.lib.cam.ac.uk/?itemid=|cambrdgedb|2134126).
Attributed Title: Speculum spiritualium (sig. A.1)