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DIMEV 5488
IMEV 3478.5
NIMEV 3478.5
The sun is brighter than the moon
In praise of the Virgin Mary — four lines translating ‘Sol luna lucider
Subjects: Virgin Mary, songs in honour of; translations
Versification: — four-line — abcb



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Balliol College 230, f. 122vb
Transcription:
Þe sonne is brithere þane þe mone
þe mone þane þe stere
þe louerd þat alle þinge yschop
makede his moder herre
Note: Translating ‘Sol luna lucidior…’ which precedes it.
Editions:
Mynors, Roger Aubrey Baskerville, ed. Catalogue of Manuscripts in Balliol College Library. Oxford: Clarendon, 1962: 241.