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O sweetest balm of greatest excellence
An orison to the Virgin Mary — three 8-line stanzas with the refrain,
‘For in thin helpe is al myn affiaunce’
Subjects: Virgin Mary, prayers to; prayers, to Virgin Mary
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.48 (SC 11914)
, ff. 134-134v
o Swettest bawme of grettest excellence
Lady of this world of helle
…The thrid is that my soule may come to blisse
ffor in thin
helpe is all myn affiaunce
MacCracken, Henry Noble,
John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems.
e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 296-7.