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O queen of pity and of grace
James Ryman, a hymn to the Virgin Mary — eight stanzas rhyme royal and burden: ‘O quene of pitee moder of grace / In the high citee graunt vs a place’
Author(s): James Ryman
Subjects: carols, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, carols to
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ee.1.12, ff. 79-80
First Lines:
O quene of pitee and of grace
O swete lady to thy dere chielde…
Last Lines:
…So that we may comme to that blis
Wherof the Ioye eternall is
Attributed Author: quem composuit ffrater Jacobus Ryman ordinis Minorum… (f. 80)
Attributed Title: Explicit liber ympnorum et canticorum quem composuit ffrater Jacobus Ryman ordinis Minorum ad laudem omnipotentis dei & sanctissime matris eius marie omnique sanctorum anno domini Millessimo ccccmo xxxxijo (f. 80)
Editions:
Zupitza, Julius, ed. “Die Gedichte des Franziskaners Jacob Ryman.” Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 89 (1892): 167-338: 283-4.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 150-1; 1977, 133-4.