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O Heavenly Star most comfortable of light
De sancta Maria contra pestilenciam’ — eleven stanzas rhyme royal
Title(s): De sancta Maria contra pestilenciam
Subjects: plague; prayers, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, prayers to
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Manchester, Chetham’s Library 6709 [Mun. A.4.104], ff. 286-287v
First Lines:
O hevynly sterre most Comfortable of lyght
Which with thy goostely gracyous Influence
Haste Claryfyed and put vnto flyght
All mysty wedrys perlyous for pestylence…
Last Lines:
…Whan we shall passe mawgre the serpent
Off grace & Mercy be with vs present
Amen
Attributed Author: Explicit Secundum lydgate / God grawnte vs grace quod / Willelmus Cotson Canonicus (f. 287v)
Attributed Title: De sancta Maria contra pestilenciam (f. 286)
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 206.