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Surge mea sponsa so sweet in sight
Veni coronaberis’, a song of Christ to the Virgin Mary — nine 8-line
stanzas
Title(s): Veni coronaberis
Subjects: Christ, address to Virgin Mary
Versification: — eight-line
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Caligula A.II, ff. 107vb-108ra
First Lines:
Surge mea sponsa so swete in syȝte
And se þy sone in sete full shene…
Last Lines:
…Thus enyeth þis songe of gret swetenesse
Veni coronaberis
Note: ‘Explicit’ by scribe beneath last line, f. 108ra.
Attributed Title: Veni Coronaberis (in upper margin f. 108 above col. a); Veni coronaberis (f. 1, sixteenth-century list of contents)
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 65-7.
2.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, ff. 18-18v
First Lines:
Surge mea sponsa so swete in sight
Com se thy sone that soke so shene…
Last Lines:
…Veni Coronaberis
Dulcra bona thow berist the name
As the sonne that shynes so clere
Note: Lines 1-50 only.
3.Source: London, Lambeth Palace Library 853, pp. 1-4
First Lines:
SUrge mea sponsa swete in siȝt
And se þi sone þou ȝafe souke so scheene
Þou schalt abide with þi babe so briȝt
And in my glorie be callide a queene…
Last Lines:
…So beningne a ladi of such briȝtnes
Þis is þe color of kinde clennes
Regina celi þat neuere dide mys
Þus eendiþ þe song of greet swettnes
Veni cornaberis
Editions:
Furnivall, Frederick James, ed. Hymns to the Virgin and Christ…and other religious poems. EETS o.s. 24 (1867); repr. 1973: 1-3.