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Mildest of mood and meekest of maidens all
Hymn on the Five Joys — five 8-line stanzas (‘MARIA’) to which are added six lines forming the acrostic ‘Pipwel’
Subjects: acrostics; Virgin Mary, joys of; hymns, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley Rolls 22 (SC 30445), item 2
First Lines:
Myldyste of moode & mekyst of maydyns alle
O modyrs mercyfullyst most chast þat euer was wyfe…
Last Lines:
…Euyr lastyng to lyue yn þat mancione
Lady graunt vs thys sayde supplycacione
Attributed Title: Sancta Maria (at the start)
Editions:
Heuser, Wilhelm. “Die Katherinenhymne des Ricardus Spaldyng.” Angli 30 (1907): 523-48: 257-8.
Holthausen, Ferdinand. “Ein mittelenglisches gedicht über die Fünf freuden Marias.” Anglia 59 (1935): 319-21: 319-21.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 55-6.