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O queen of mercy and of grace
James Ryman, a hymn to the Virgin Mary — twelve quatrains (aaab) with alternating refrains: ‘O clemens o pia’ and ‘O dulcis Maria’, which are joined in the burden
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: Virgin Mary, carols to; carols, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — four-line — aaab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 19v-20v
First Lines:
O quene of mercy and of grace
Ooure comforte in euery case…
Last Lines:
…That we in fere to hym may appere
O dulcis maria
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 180-1.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 146-7; 1977, 130.