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Mercy Mary maiden clean
A simple prayer to the Virgin Mary — one quatrain
Subjects: Virgin Mary, prayers to; prayers, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — four-line



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Shrewsbury, Shropshire Record Office 3232/3 [a land grant, on deposit from Whitchurch Free Library]
Transcription:
Merci Marie maydene clene
þu let me neuer on sunne duele
pray for me þat it be sene
& get me fro þe pine of ele
Editions:
Brett, Cyril. “Two Newly Found Middle English Texts.” Modern Language Review 22 (1927): 73-5: 74.
Wells, John Edwin. Manual of the Writings in Middle English, 1050-1400. New Haven, CT: Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1916: Fourth Suppl., 1281.