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O sapientia of the Father surmounting all thing
The Seven O’s of Christ — eight stanzas rhyme royal with original Latin interspersed
Note: See also 5864.
Subjects: sapientia ; translations; antiphons
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Harley 45, ff. 168-169
First Lines:
O sapiencia of þe ffader surmountyng all thyng
Procedyng from his mowth his hestis to fulfill…
Last Lines:
…The hye mygth of god þe mystery first be gane
Ȝe dameseles of Ierusalem why wonder ȝe so thane
Note: Added to originally blank leaves after end of the main text in this MS, by a fifteenth-century hand; Latin preceding first English stanza is ‘O sapiencia que ex ore Altissimi prodisti / Attingens a fine usque ad finem fortiter…’ (f. 168)
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 90-2.