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Stand well mother under rood
A version of the Sequence ‘Stabat iuxta Christi crucem’ — in 6-line stanzas (aabccb)
Title(s): Stabat iuxta Christi crucem
Subjects: liturgical texts; Virgin Mary; translations; dialogues, Virgin and Christ; songs
Versification: — six-line — aabccb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Digby 86 (SC 1687), ff. 127-127v
First Lines:
Stond wel moder ounder rode
Bihold þi child wiþ glade mode…
Last Lines:
…I deye almest I falle to grounde
So serw ful deþ nes never non
Attributed Title: Chauncoun de noustre dame
Facsimiles:
Tschann, Judith A., and Malcolm B. Parkes. “Introduction.” Facsimile of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Digby 86 EETS s.s. 16 (1996).
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 87.
Varnhagen, Hermann. “Zu mittelenglischen gedichten: I-III.” Anglia 2 (1879): 225-55: 253-4.
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. The Minor Poems of the Vernon Manuscript, Part 2. EETS o.s. 117 (1901; repr. 1973): 2.763-5.
Kaiser, Rolf, ed. Alt- und mittelenglische Anthologie. Berlin-Charlottenburg: E. Schütt, 1954: 218.
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: 206.
Stevick, Robert D., ed. One Hundred Middle English Lyrics. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1964: 29-32.
2.Source: Cambridge UK, St John’s College E.8 (111), f. 106v
First Lines:
stand wel moder vnder rode
bi halt þi child vyt glede mode
bliþe moder mai þu bie…
Last Lines:
…bot i deie þu gost to helle
i tholie det for þine sake…
Note: 4 1/2 x 6, aabccb, imperfect at end; Latin equivalent text written above the English line by line. Musical notation.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 89-91.
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 2253, f. 79rb-79vb
First Lines:
Stond wel moder vnder rode
byholt þy sone wiþ glade mode…
Last Lines:
…þat þou sheddest on þe rode
þou bryng vs in to heuene lyht
Facsimiles:
Ker, Neil Ripley. “Introduction.” Facsimile of British Museum MS. Harley 2253. EETS o.s. 255 (1965).
Editions:
Wright, Thomas. Specimens of Lyric Poetry composed in England in the Reign of Edward the First. Percy Society 4. London: Richard, 1842: 80-83.
Böddeker, Karl. Altenglische Dichtungen des MS. Harl. 2253. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878: 205-8.
Wülker, Richard Paul, ed. Altenglisches Lesebuch. 2 vols. in one. Halle: Lippert, 1874, 1880: 1.46-8.
Dickins, Bruce, and Richard M. Wilson. Early Middle English Texts. Cambridge: at the University Press, 1951: 129-30.
Brook, George Leslie. The Harley Lyrics. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1948; rev. ed. 1956; 3rd ed. 1964: 56-7.
Davies, Reginald Thorne. Medieval English Lyrics: a critical anthology. London, 1963; Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1964: 86-8.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 204.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 215-17.
Fein, Susanna Greer, ed. The Complete Harley 2253 Manuscript, Volume 2. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2009: Booklet 5, no. 60.
4.Source: London, British Library Royal 8 F.II, f. 180
Note: Stanza 1 only.
5.Source: London, British Library Royal 12 E.I, f. 193
Note: With music for some stanzas.
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. English Lyrics of the XIIIth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1932: 203.
Sisam, Celia, and Kenneth Sisam, eds. The Oxford Book of Medieval English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1970: 136-8.
Silverstein, Theodore, ed. Medieval English Lyrics. York Medieval Texts. London: Edw. Arnold, 1971: 12-14.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 87-9; 213-17.
6.Source: Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin 301, f. 194
First Lines:
[S]tand wel moder under rode
bi halt þi sonne with glade mode…
Last Lines:
…Þat thu bledes hone þe rode
thu do ws in tho heuene riche
Note: Added to originally blank page.
Editions:
Dobson, Eric John, and F. L. Harrison. Medieval English Songs. New York: Cambridge UP, 1979: 152-3.