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DIMEV 5826
IMEV 3673
NIMEV 3673
Thou heavenly Queen of grace our lodestar
John Lydgate, a version of ‘Stella Celi extirpauit’ — four eight-line stanzas (ababbcbc)
Note: For a similar piece see 3850.
Author(s): John Lydgate
Subjects: Virgin Mary, hymns to; hymns, to Virgin Mary
Versification: — eight-line — ababbcbc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Jesus College Q.G.8 (56), ff. 73-73v
First Lines:
[T]hou heuenly quene of grace oure lood sterre
With þi chast mylke plenteuous plesaunce…
Last Lines:
…Maide and moder by meyn of þi prayere
Saue all þi seruauntes from stroke of pestilence
Attributed Title: Stella Celi extirpauit (f. 73)
2.Source: Cambridge UK, Trinity College R.3.21 (601), ff. 168v-169
First Lines:
thow heuynly quene of grace oure loode sterre
With thy chast mylke plenteuouse of plesaunce
Gafe ihesu sowke put awey the werre
Of pestylence to apese oure greuaunce…
Last Lines:
…Mayde & modyr by meane of thy prayere
Safe all thy seruauntes from stroke of pestylence
3.Source: London, British Library Harley 2251, ff. 9v-10
First Lines:
Thow heuenly quene of grace oure loodesteree
with thy chast mylke pentevous of plesaunce…
Last Lines:
…Mayde and moder by meane of thy prayer
Save al thy seruauntis from stroke of pestilence
Attributed Title: Stella celi extirpavit (f. 9v, margin)
4.Source: London, British Library Harley 2255, ff. 103-103v
First Lines:
Thu heuenly queen of grace our lood sterre
With thy chast mylk plentevous of plesaunce…
Last Lines:
…Mayde and moodir by meene of thy prayeer
Sauf alle thy servauntis from strook of pestilence Explicit
Attributed Title: Stella celi extirpauit (f. 103, in rubric)
Editions:
MacCracken, Henry Noble, ed. John Lydgate: The Minor Poems, Vol. I: Religious Poems. EETS e.s. 107 (1911; repr. 1961): 294-5.
5.Source: London, British Library Addit. 34360 [olim Phillipps 9053], ff. 68v-69
First Lines:
Thow heuenly qwene of grace oure lodesterre
With thi chast mylk plentevous of plesaunce…
Last Lines:
…Mayde and moder by meane of thi prayer
Save al thy seruantis from stroke of pestilence
Attributed Title: Stella celi extirpauit (f. 68v)
6.Source: Manchester, Chetham’s Library 6709 [Mun. A.4.104], ff. 284v-285v
First Lines:
Thow hevenly quene of grace owre loodesterre
With thy Chaste mylke plentyvous of plesaunce
Gave Ihesu sowke puttyst a way the werre
Off Pestylence to Appese owre grevaunce…
Last Lines:
…O lorde Above Callyd oon & two & thre
ffor her merytes save vs fro Pestylence
Note: Seven stanzas.
Attributed Author: Amen & Explicit [ ] / [secumdum?] Lydgate (f. 285v)
Attributed Title: Stella Celi extirpauit / Que lactavit Dominum (f. 284v)
Editions:
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 208-10.