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O Mother mild maid undefiled
James Ryman, an orison to the Virgin Mary — four quatrains (aabb) with internal rhyme in first three lines and with refrain, ‘Ora pro nobis’ and burden: ‘Sancta Maria ora pro nobis
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: Virgin Mary, prayers to; prayers, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — four-line — aabb
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 5
First Lines:
O moder mylde Mayde vndefylde
Thatte we so wylde Be notte begylde…
Last Lines:
…And atte oure ende To graunte vs 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: 327-8.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 159; 1977, 141.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 158.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 118; 241.