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Of a true love clean and derne
‘Of Clene Maydenhod’ — seventeen 8-line stanzas
Title(s): ‘Of Clene Maydenhod’
Subjects: Virgin Mary
Versification: — eight-line — abababab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 299rc2-299vb
First Lines:
Off A trewe loue clene & derne
Ichaue I write þe a Ron…
Last Lines:
…Þat to þe siht of þi swete face
On domes day we may come tille
Note: Of Clene Maydenhod: see 4155.
Facsimiles:
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Stacions of Rome. EETS o.s. 25 (1867); repr. 1973: supplement.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 2. EETS o.s. 117 (1901; repr. 1973): 2.464-68.
Segar, Mary Gertrude, ed. A Mediaeval Anthology. London, NY: Longmans, Green, 1915: 27-31 (13 stanzas only).
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 22283 [Simeon], f. 90ra-90rc
First Lines:
Of a trewe loue clene and derne
Ichaue I write þe aron…
Last Lines:
…Þat to þe siht of þi swete face
On domes day we may come tille Amen
Facsimiles:
Digital Facsimile of British Library MS Add. 22283 (‘Simeon’). 2014; http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_22283.