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Rex salamon summus of sapience
An aureate prayer to the Virgin Mary — in macaronic 8-line stanzas with refrain, ‘Sonet vox tua in auribus
Subjects: Virgin Mary, prayers to; prayers, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Ashmole 59 (SC 6943), ff. 21v-22v
First Lines:
OR dilectus meus shewde dileccoun
desired me vnder his vmbracoun
I þe fader of þe doughters affeccoun
Virgyne Syon no variacyoun…
Last Lines:
O filia Syon laudabilis nimis
Iam sonet vox tua in auribus
Note: Nine stanzas.
Attributed Author: A glorious preyer / Til oure Ladye by Lidegate (f. 21v)
Attributed Title: A glorious preyer / Til oure Ladye by Lidegate (f. 21v)
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, ff. 17-18
First Lines:
REx Salamon summus of sapience
The whiche the sterrid cercle hath set in substaunce…
Last Lines:
…Thus was I exalted fro stede Ruynes
Exultet celum laudibus
O filia Syon luadabilis nimis
Sonet vox tua in auribus
Note: Eight stanzas
Editions:
Edwards, A. S. G., and A. W. Jenkins. “A Hymn to the Virgin: By Lydgate?” Medieval Studies 35 (1973): 60-6: 64-6.