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The mother full mannerly and meekly as a maid
A moralization on the Virgin Mary playing with the Christ Child — three monorhyming quatrains and 4-line Latin burden: ‘Quid petis O fili…’
Subjects: Virgin Mary, songs in honour of
Versification: — four-line, monorhyme — aaaa
Macaronic: Latin



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Peterhouse 195, front pastedown
Transcription:
O mater quid fili pete me dulcissime baba
O pater O fili mihi plausus oscula dada
Note: Latin burden only.
2.Source: London, British Library Addit. 31922, f. 112v
Editions:
Chappell, William. “Some Account of an Unpublished Collection of Songs and Ballads by King Henry VIII and his Contemporaries.” Archaeologia 41 (1867): 371-86: 384.
Flügel, Ewald. “Liedersammlungen des XVI Jahrhunderts, Besonders aus der Zeit Heinrichs VIII.” Anglia 12 (1889): 225-72, 585-97: 252-3.
Flügel, Ewald, ed. Neuenglisches Lesebuch. 1 Bd. Halle: Niemayer, 1895: 121.
Rickert, Edith, ed. Ancient English Christmas Carols. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910: 63-4.
Stevens, John, ed. Music and Poetry in the Early Tudor Court. London: Methuen, 1961: 421.
Stevens, John, ed. Music at the Court of Henry VIII. Musica Britannica 18. London: Stainer and Bell, 1962: 82-5.