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On Her is all my life i-long
An orison to the Virgin Mary — five 10-line stanzas (ababababab)
Note: Critical edition Dobson and Harrison (1979), 130-1.
Subjects: Virgin Mary, prayers to; prayers, to Virgin Mary; songs
Versification: — ten-line — ababaababa



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Jesus College 29, part II, f. 180v
First Lines:
ON hire is al my lif i long
of hwam ich wille synge…
Last Lines:
…Nu and euer mo
To longe Ich habbe soth ibeo…
Note: Lines 1-31 only.
Editions:
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: 158-62.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College B.14.39 (323), ff. 81v-82
First Lines:
On hire is al mi lif ylong
Of vam ic wille singen
And herien him þer among…
Last Lines:
…Of my lif ic ne recche
lauedi merci
Note: Lines 1-31 only.
Attributed Title: Alius exemplum de eodem (f. 81v)
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 56-60.
Chambers, Edmund Kerchever, and Frank Sidgwick. Early English Lyrics…. London: Buller, 1907, 1911 et seq: 94-6.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 18-20.
3.Source: London, British Library Cotton Caligula A.IX, f. 246v
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 56-60.
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: 158-62.
Wright, Thomas, ed. The Owl and the Nightingale. Percy Society 11. London: Richard, 1843: 65-6.
Patterson, Frank A. The Middle English Penitential Lyric. Columbia University Studies in English. New York: Columbia Press, 1911: 95-6.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 130-2; 250-2.
4.Source: London, British Library Royal 2 F.VIII, f. 1v
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 56-60.