The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
Of all thy friends She is the flower
A song in praise of the Virgin Mary — six quatrains (aaab) with refrain,
‘Asay, asay’ and burden: ‘Man asay say say / Make thi mone to mary
þat mild m[ay]’
Subjects: carols, to Virgin Mary; Virgin Mary, carols to
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. e.1 (SC 29734)
, ff. 33-33v
Of all þi frendes sche is þe flowr
sche wyll þe bryng
to þi honowr…
…Ther mary lady & qwen is
Songs and Carols from a manuscript…of the Fifteenth
23. London: Richards, 1847: 49-50.
Greene, Richard Leighton.
The Early English Carols.
Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon,
1977: 137; 1977, 121.