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Mother of God and Virgin undefouled
‘Mother of God’, attributed to Hoccleve — twenty stanzas rhyme royal
Note: Perhaps originally a triad of twenty-one stanzas.
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve (attrib.)
Title(s): ‘Mother of God’
Subjects: Virgin Mary, hymns to
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 24 (SC 3354), ff. 130-131v
First Lines:
Moder of god and virgyne vndefouled
O blisfull quene of quenys Emperice…
Last Lines:
…Be In my hert now and euermore
And of my saule wesche away the sore
Attributed Author: Explicit oracio Galfridi Chaucere (f. 131v)
Facsimiles:
Boffey, Julia, and A. S. G. Edwards, eds. Chaucer, Works. Bodleian Library MS Arch Selden B.24: Facsimile Edition. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1995.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. A Parallel-Text Edition of Chaucer’s Minor Poems. 3 vols. Chaucer Society 1st. ser. 21, 57, 58. London: Trübner, n.d. repr. New York and London: Johnson, 1967.
Nicolas, Nicholas Harris, and Richard Morris, eds. The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Aldine Edition of the British Poets. 6 vols; orig. ed., 1845; rev. ed. London: Bell and Daldy, 1866: 6.
2.Source: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates’ 18.2.8, ff. 112v-115
First Lines:
Moder of god and virgin wndefould
O blisfull quene oure quenis emperice…
Last Lines:
…Be in my hert now and euermore
and of my soule wesch away the sore
Attributed Author: Incipit Oracio Galfridi Chaucer (f. 112v); Explicit oracio Galfridi chaucer (f. 115)
Attributed Title: Incipit Oracio Galfridi Chaucer (f. 112v); Explicit oracio Galfridi chaucer (f. 115)
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. A Parallel-Text Edition of Chaucer’s Minor Poems. 3 vols. Chaucer Society 1st. ser. 21, 57, 58. London: Trübner, n.d. repr. New York and London: Johnson, 1967.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 52-6.
3.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 111 [olim Phillipps 8151], ff. 34-37
First Lines:
Modir of god and virgyne vndeffouled
O blisful queene of queenes Emperice…
Last Lines:
…Be in myn herte now and euermore
And of my soule wasshe away the sore
Attributed Title: Ad beatam virginem (f. 34)
Facsimiles:
Burrow, John, and A. I. Doyle, eds. Thomas Hoccleve: A Facsimile of the Autograph Verse Manuscripts. EETS s.s. 19 (2002).
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. A Parallel-Text Edition of Chaucer’s Minor Poems. 3 vols. Chaucer Society 1st. ser. 21, 57, 58. London: Trübner, n.d. repr. New York and London: Johnson, 1967.
Leyden, John, ed. The Complaynt of Scotland, vyth ane Exortatione to the three Estaits, to be vigilante on the Diffens of their Public Veil. With a preliminary dissertation and glossary [by J. Leyden]. Edinburgh, 1801. Re-edited by J. A. H. Murray , EETS 1872. .
Macpherson, Charles James, and Frank Joseph Quinn, eds. The Meroure of Wyssdome composed for the use of James IV, King of Scots. 2 vols. Scottish Text Society n.s. 19; 4th ser. 2. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1926, 1965: 1.166-70.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hoccleve’s Works: The Minor Poems. vol. 1. EETS e.s. 61 (1892); repr. with Gollancz (1925) 73; rev. J. Mitchell and A. Ian Doyle, 1970: 52-6.