The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
My hope maiden I ask and crave
Six couplets spoken by Anima, the Virgin Mary, Filius, Pater,
translating six Latin lines with medial rime, ‘O spes in morte’
For other versions see 3021
Subjects: dialogues, death and man; Virgin Mary, as speaker in debate; death
1.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 260
, f. 66vb
Heffernan, Thomas J.
“The Virgin as an Aid to Salvation in Some Fifteenth-Century English and
52 (1983): 229-38: 234-5.