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O little while listeneth to me
A Disputation between the Virgin Mary and the Cross — 372 lines in irregular stanzas
Note: For another text which lacks the introductory stanza see 4319. For an edition not based on a specific MS, see Fein (1998).
Subjects: debates; Virgin Mary, as speaker in debate; Cross
Versification: — irregular — ababababcdddc, aabaabaabaabcdddc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Royal 18 A.X, ff. 126v-130v
First Lines:
O litel whyle lesteneþ to me ententyfly so haue ȝe blys
Gode ensaumple here schul ȝe of noble mater wrouȝt it is…
Last Lines:
…And maries praier mylde and goode
Graunte vs þe lyfe of grace
Editions:
Morris, Richard, ed. Legends of the Holy Rood, Symbols of the Passion, and Cross-Poems. EETS o.s. 46 (1871); repr. 1973: 197-209.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 96-107; 225-34.