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Mother mild flower of all
A prayer to the Virgin Mary — three 8-line stanzas
Subjects: prayers, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, prayers to
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Corpus Christi College 59, f. 116v
First Lines:
Moder milde flur of alle
þu ert leuedi swuþe treowe…
Last Lines:
…swete leuedi sschild þu me
þat min soule ne cume þer in
Note: MS incorrectly identified by Morris as Corpus Christi College 54 instead of 59.
Facsimiles:
Morris, Richard, ed. Old English Homilies of the Twelfth Century: From the Unique MS. B.14.52 in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge Vol. 2. EETS o.s. 53 (1873); repr. 1973: 255-9.
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Old English Homilies of the Twelfth Century: From the Unique MS. B.14.52 in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge Vol. 2. EETS o.s. 53 (1873); repr. 1973: 257-8.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 145-6.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 118-19.