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O stern so bright that gives light
An orison to the Virgin Mary — four six-line stanzas plus burden, written as introductory and concluding couplet: ‘O farest last o swetast lady / O blissful lady hewynus quheyne’
Subjects: Virgin Mary, prayers to; prayers, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — six-line — ababcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Library La.III.149 [olim Laing 149], f. iiiv
First Lines:
O streym so brycht þat gyfys lycht
til hewyne & haly kyrk…
Last Lines:
…In place quhare grace ay growit grene
for euer In ioy þa[ ] conteyne
Editions:
Stevenson, George. Pieces from the Makculloch and the Gray MSS. together with The Chepman and Myllar Prints. Scottish Text Society 65. Edinburgh, 1918: 9.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 36-7.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 103-4.