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Mind reason virtue and grace
A song of the Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost, by Audelay — six 5-line stanzas (ababc) with ‘Ellis were we lost’ refrain and burden: ‘God haþ ȝeuen of myȝtis most / The vii ȝiftis of the hole gost’
Author(s): John Audelay
Subjects: carols, of religious counsel; Holy Ghost, gifts of
Versification: — five-line — ababc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Douce 302 (SC 21876), f. 28rb
First Lines:
Mynd resun vertu & grace
Humelete chast & charite…
Last Lines:
…And kepe ȝodis est & his bidyng
Ellis were we lost
Attributed Title: de septem dona spiritus sancti (f. 28rb)
Editions:
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. “Fifteenth Century Carols by John Audelay.” Modern Language Review 5 (1910): 473-91: 482-3.
Whiting, Ella Keats, ed. John Audelay: The Poems. EETS o.s. 184 (1931); repr. 1988: 85-6.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 224-5; 1977, 198-9.