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O lily flower of sweet odour
James Ryman, an orison to the Virgin Mary — three quatrains with internal rhyme; with refrain ‘Ora pro nobis’ and burden: ‘Sancta Maria ora pro nobis
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: prayers, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, prayers to
Versification: — four-line — aabb
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 5v
First Lines:
O lylly flowre of swete odowre
In whois chast bowre Oure sauyour…
Last Lines:
…And atte oure ende to graunt us blys
Ora pro nobis
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 328.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 159-60; 1977, 141.