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O angel dear wherever I go
A prayer to the Guardian Angel — five quatrains plus burden (c): ‘To þe gud angell’
Subjects: prayers, to guardian angel; angels
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 354, p. 3091
First Lines:
O angell dere wher euer I goo
Me that am comytted to thyne awarde…
Last Lines:
…Govern my dedis & thowght in fere
To þe plesaunce of god both day & nyght
Explicit
Attributed Title: To þe gud Angell (p. 309)
Facsimiles:
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University: Facsimile of Oxford, Balliol MS 354. (http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=balliol&manuscript=ms354).
Editions:
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts….” Anglia 26 (1903): 94-285: 157.
Dyboski, R., ed. Songs, Carols and Other Miscellaneous Poems from Balliol MS. 354, Richard Hill’s Commonplace Book. EETS e.s. 101 (1908); repr. 1984: 51.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 118-19.