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O meek Hester so mild of mind
James Ryman, an orison to the Virgin Mary — five quatrains (aaab) with ‘Ora pro nobis’ refrain and burden: ‘Sancta maria ora pro nobis
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: Virgin Mary, prayers to; prayers, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — four-line — aaab
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 7
First Lines:
O meke hester so mylde of mynde
Thatte hast fownde grace for alle mankynde…
Last Lines:
…So thatte for syn we be not lost
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: 331.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 161; 1977, 143.