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Mother of life o cause of all our wealth
A prayer to the Virgin Mary by Hoccleve — fifteen 8-line stanzas
Author(s): Thomas Hoccleve
Subjects: Virgin Mary, prayers to; prayers, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: San Marino, CA, Henry Huntington Library HM 111 [olim Phillipps 8151], ff. 28v-31
First Lines:
Modir of lyf o cause of al our welthe
Fyndere of grace and of our medecyne…
Last Lines:
…And fully stande in youre affeccion
Or my body be clothid in his graue
Attributed Title: Ad beatam virginem (f. 28v)
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. 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: 43-7.