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Upon a lady my love is lent
A song of Love to the Virgin Mary — seven quatrains (abab)
Subjects: Virgin Mary, songs to
Versification: — four-line — abab



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: London, British Library Cotton Caligula A.II, f. 91rb
First Lines:
Vpon a lady my loue ys lente
With owten change of any chere…
Last Lines:
…To brynge vs alle to heuen lyȝth
Amen say we for charyte
Note: Seven cross-rhymed quatrains. Omitted from sixteenth-century list of contents, f. 1.
Editions:
Wright, Thomas, and James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, eds. Reliquiae Antiquae. 2 vols. London: Smith, 1845: 2.255-6.
Wülker, Richard Paul, ed. Altenglisches Lesebuch. 2 vols. in one. Halle: Lippert, 1874, 1880: 2.7.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 78.
Luria, Maxwell Sidney, and Richard L. Hoffman, eds. Middle English Lyrics. New York: Norton, 1974: 177.
Saupe, Karen, ed. Middle English Marian Lyrics. Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University for TEAMS, 1998: 155-6; 266-7.