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O princess of eternal peace
James Ryman, A hymn to the Virgin Mary — three stanzas rhyme royal with refrain: ‘Mater misericordie’, and burden: ‘Maria mater gracie / Mater misericordie
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, carols to
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, f. 97
First Lines:
O prynces of eternall peas
O lady of all angellis bright…
Last Lines:
…But withowte ende theryn to be
Mater misericordie
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 312-13.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 155; 1977, 137.