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Of one that is so fair and bright
A macaronic song in praise of the Virgin Mary — five 9-line stanzas (ababccdcd)
Note: For a fifteenth-century version, see 88.
Subjects: Virgin Mary, carols to; carols, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — nine-line stanza — ababccdcd
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.14.39 (323), f. 24v
First Lines:
For on þat is so feir and brist
uelud maris stella
bristore þen þe dai is list
parens & puella
Last Lines:

…he heuet i dut þe foule put
inferni
Note: Six stanzas.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 24-7.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 346 (with London, British Library Egerton 613).
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 15-17 (with London, British Library Egerton 613).
Reichel, Karl. Religiöse Dichtung im englischen Hochmittelalter. Münchner Universitäts-Schriften. Philosophische Fakultät, Texte und Untersuchung zur Englischen Philologie. Band 1. München, 1973: 293-5 (ed. crit.).
2.Source: London, British Library Egerton 613, f. 2r1
First Lines:
Of on þat is so fayr and briȝt
velud maris stella
Last Lines:
…He hauet brout ous to blis superni
Þat hauet hidut þe foule put inferni
Note: Six stanzas.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 24-7.
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 1.89-90.
Mätzner, Edouard Adolf Ferdinand. Altenglische Sprachproben, I: Poesie. Berlin: Wiedmann, 1867: 1.53.
Morris, Richard, ed. An Old English Miscellany: A Bestiary, Kentish Sermons, Proverbs of Alfred and Religious Poems of the Thirteenth Century. EETS o.s. 49 (1872); repr. 1988: 194-5.
Stobart, John Clarke. The Age of Chaucer, 1215-1500. London: Arnold, 1906: 15.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 92-3.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 96-8.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977: 141-2; 1977, 126.
Wehrle, William Otto. The Macaronic Hymn Tradition in Medieval English Literature. Washington, D.C.: Catholic UP, 1933: 30-1.
Quiller-Couch, A. The Oxford Book of English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 11.
Dickins, Bruce, and Richard M. Wilson. Early Middle English Texts. Cambridge: at the University Press, 1951: 125-6.
Segar, Mary Gertrude, ed. A Mediaeval Anthology. London, NY: Longmans, Green, 1915: 125-6.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin-Charlottenburg: E. Schütt, 1954: 241.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin, 1954; 3rd ed.; trans. as Medieval English: a Old English and Middle English Anthology Berlin West, 1958: 286.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 53-4.
Bennett, Jack Arthur Walter, and G. V. Smithers, eds. Early Middle English Verse and Prose. Oxford: Clarendon, 1966: 129-30.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 92-3.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 22-3.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 19-21.
Wilhelm, James J., ed. Medieval Song. New York: Dutton, 1971: 349.
Gray, Douglas, ed. A Selection of Religious Lyrics. Clarendon Medieval and Tudor Series. Oxford: Clarendon, 1975.
Reichel, Karl. Religiöse Dichtung im englischen Hochmittelalter. Münchner Universitäts-Schriften. Philosophische Fakultät, Texte und Untersuchung zur Englischen Philologie. Band 1. München, 1973: 293-5 (ed. crit.).
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 156-7; 270-1.
3.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Rawlinson C.510 (SC 12357), f. 232v
Note: Fragment, last five lines only.
Editions:
Hunt, R. W. “The Collection of a Monk of Bardney: A Dismembered Rawlinson Manuscript.” Medieaval and Renaissance Studies 5 (1961): 54: 54.
Greene, Richard Leighton. The Early English Carols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1935; 2nd ed., rev., Oxford: Clarendon, 1977 (see also Greene (1935)): 126, 399.